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Northside Fourth of July parade returns after COVID hiatus

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NORTHSIDE, Ohio (WKRC) - Hundreds of people lined the streets for the Northside Fourth of July parade Monday.

After a parade-less 2020 and a modified 2021, the Northside community was thrilled for the return of the parade.

From the craziest of costumes and floats to the dancers and musicians, the Northside community showed up.

Stan Gin, Director of Queen City samba played his drum on the samba float.

“We're playing some samba, from northern Brazil and we have a combination of groups. We have Queen City samba, and the Escola de Samba Cincinnati on this truck,” Gin said.

“The community is super excited to have this back,” a spectator said.

“We missed it, it's back! Bigger than ever,” Robert Glass said.

For Robert Glass, having people sit and watch the parade from his porch is a tradition.

“It's just a crazy wild parade, this is my mom’s house originally. She passed away, and the Fourth of July was her favorite holiday. And she just loved getting out there,” Glass said.

“Everybody is pumped, you can feel it in the air, it feels amazing. This crowd is great, it's awesome,” A spectator said.

When you ask the kids what they love most:

“Number one, they gave out candy. Number two, entertainment,” one boy told Local 12.

Regardless the age, it’s about community.

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“I just want them to take away how wonderful and weird our community is,” Maggie Heath-Bourne said. “I think there's a lot of pride in that here and so I'm just really excited that we can come out for one day, and celebrate that together as this one big party for Northside.”

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