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Revels & Rabble-Rousers: The Palisades Parade

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A ragtag team of revelers has traipsed through the Palisades for the annual Fourth of July parade.
Tommye Grant
A ragtag team of revelers has traipsed through the Palisades for the annual Fourth of July parade.

For decades, a ragtag team of revelers has traipsed through the Palisades for the annual Fourth of July parade. The event, replete with dancers, drummers, horses and homemade floats, is a small town tradition that manages to thrive in the big city. In this audio postcard, Jessica Gould finds out what keeps this annual event going strong.

[Music: "Blaze Away" by the Grenadier Guards conducted by Major S.A. Watts from Military Bands 119 Original Hits / "Rebel Rebel (In the Style of David Bowie)" by Hot Fox Karaoke from Hot Fox Karaoke - David Bowie 2]

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