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Happy Fourth of July!

Normally, President Ardy Bastien would be running the Peachtree and Dunwoody Rotarians would be out in force - marching in the Dunwoody July 4 Parade and serving hot dogs and good will to the community this Saturday. And some time this week, some of us would have gathered to create our float for the parade. It's been a Dunwoody tradition since the mid-1990s when we were a founding sponsor of the Dunwoody Fourth of July celebration. Did you know:

  • Past President Hardy Croom used to host the Blue Ribbon Float Builders at the Dunwoody Country Club for a great pre-4th party!
  • You could expect to see almost all our members and their families at this great event - walking and riding bikes in the parade, decorating our hot dog booth and getting ready for the hot "rush hour" that occurred as the parade came into Dunwoody Village. In years gone by, we served as many as 750 hot dogs - in recent years more like 200-300. Last year, under Kobelah's leadership, we added chili and fresh tomatoes to our hot dog toppings.

The pictures above are from last year's celebration - we look forward to returning to Mt. Vernon Highway and Dunwoody Village in future years. In the meantime, treat yourself to a hot dog and have a happy Fourth of July!

Posted by Jackie Cuthbert
July 1, 2020

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