By Kristin Rover
Rain dampened many Fourth of July festivities last week, including the parade and fireworks in the village of New Richmond.
New Richmond Mayor Ramona Carr said they made the decision to cancel the parade because of the rain.
“With rain being forecasted at parade time, and having so many groups who walk or would be in open vehicles, we felt it best,” Carr said.
Carr said the Riverdays Committee also cancelled the fireworks in the evening on July 4, due to the safety of the company that puts on the firework show.
“In New Richmond it was down-pouring at the time fireworks were scheduled to begin,” Carr said.
Carr said they are working with the Riverdays Committee re-schedule the parade for Aug. 17 during the Riverdays festival this year.
Carr said Margaret Fulton, who will be 101 years old, and Karey Herrin, who received the Clermont County Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year award, will be the grand marshals of the parade.
“Riverdays are August 16th, 17th, and 18th,” Carr said. “There will be fireworks the evening of the 17th.”