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Northwest Austin Civic Association’s 4th of July Parade

We want to thank everyone who helped to make our 36th Annual 4th of July Parade such an amazing success! We had participants from all around Central Texas, not just Northwest Hills, not just Austin, but cities far and wide. Regardless of your age or how far you traveled from, many enjoyed celebrating Independence day with their families and approximately 1,500 other participants.

We want to particularly thank the Cavitts, who have let the parade start at their home for the last 36 years!

The Anderson High Band was joined this year by the Anderson High Trojan Belles. Everyone loves the music. NWACA has made a contribution to their booster clubs to assist with student activities.

What would a parade be with a fire truck. Once again we were joined by our friends from Station 21 on Spicewood Springs.

Central Texas Dachshunds marched and all wore matching bandanas.

The miniature horses were once again a big hit and believe me, they ate their share of the watermelon. The lawn chair ladies continue to be a crowd pleaser and just get better every year.

All this coupled with bikes, trikes, go carts, antique cars, floats, dogs and loads of beautiful children all decked out in red, white and blue to celebrate our Country and our independence.

We also want to thank the parade committee that put it all together: Ann Denkler, Cecelia Burke, Sondra Creighton, Dave Kendall, Amy Welborn and Jason Choyce. They in turn would like to thank the following:


Our Singers:

Elena Villalon – National Anthem a capella

Dan Girardot – America the Beautiful a capella


Our Opening Ceremonies:

Cub Scout Pack 2 - Flag Ceremony & Pledge of Allegiance

Special thanks to Cub Scout Pack #3 for carrying the NWACA banner at the head of the parade.

Special thanks to the Jewish Community Center for lending their sound system for opening ceremonies.

Doss Elementary School

Thanks to Principal Sherrie Raven and Sue Raup for advertising the parade, allowing us to use the parking lot at the school and for the loan of tables, chairs and parking cones.

Special thanks to Azul Momin at the C-Mart for his generous contributions and for keeping the water cold the night before.

Special thanks to Ron Wood and Tracy at Northwest Hardware for their sponsorship and for water bowls for the dogs and the miniature horses.

We were joined this year by College Nannies & Tutors who sponsored and who ran the children's face painting station.

Other children's games were run by the Anderson High Honor Society and joined by our favorite, Doodlebug the Clown.


Our Volunteers:


Anderson High Honor Society
Ann Girardot
Azul Momin
David Sheppard
Sue Sheppard
John Sheppard
John Lipscombe
Eric Robertson
Leslie Massad
Daniel Yahiel
David Stroud
Sue Raup
Victoria Leonard
Karen Brenner
Ernest Caple - Better known as Uncle Sam!


Individual Sponsors:


Sam and Nancy Sutherland

Our Business Sponsors:


Shamrock C Mart
Northwest Hardware
The UPS Store
Head Lines/Hair & More
Just for Pets
Council Member Brewster McCracken
College Nannies & Tutors
Richard Anton Law Offices
JCAA
Temple Beth Shalom
El Arroyo
Turnquist Realtors
AAA Soil Products
Moreland Properties/Jackie Good
Jo Anne McKenzie/Waxman & Associates
Frost Bank
Leaps N Bounds
ZuZu
James Ferguson Shell & Automotive
Cantey Hanger LLC
Austin Tree Experts
Waddell Reed

Thank you very much from the NWACA parade committee!


So, why join NWACA ?

NWACA ’s purpose is to maintain and improve the quality of life in Northwest Hills.


Your dues fund annual programs and committees that protect and improve life in the neighborhood.  This includes candidate and community forums, oak wilt education, government relations, schools, transportation and safety, zoning and subdivision issues and our annual 4th of July parade.


We are one of the largest neighborhood associations within the City of Austin. Your membership ensures our voice is strong.


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