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State College 4th of July Goes Street

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That’s right! For the first time, according to the Centre Daily Times,┬áthis year’s Central PA 4th Fest celebration will feature a full-on parade.

The Borough Council unanimously voted in favor of street closures to accommodate the inaugural Parade of Heroes. The parade is set to begin at 2 p.m. on July 4 at the Borough Building at 234 S. Allen St.

Heading north along South Allen Street, the parade route then turns right onto East College Avenue before turning left on to Shortlidge Road, climbing up the hill, and then taking a right onto Pollock Road before a final left turn onto Bigler Road to finish up by the Law Building.

It should be a good time to celebrate the community heroes of State College as well as celebrating America as a whole (with the obligatory Budweiser and ubiquitous red, white, and blue).

And with a significantly shrunken town population, the parade should go much better than this one:

Downtown - Located in Centre County, Pennsylvania, State College is a college town heavily influenced by the campus life of Penn State University and have gained the nickname "Happy Valley" for its resilience during the Great Depression. They say there's something magical about the Nittany Valley, where time just seems to stand still. Read more