PLAINFIELD, NJ - This year’s 4th of July parade wowed the hundreds of residents who lined the streets to see the many floats and performers as the City of Plainfield celebrated its 150th anniversary.

The annual parade began on East Front Street with the Grand Marshals, Plainfield’s own Marion L. Johnson, one of NASA’s “Hidden Figures,” and her husband Frank Johnson, kicking things off.

This year’s parade theme was, “Celebrating 150 Years of Progress, Achievement, and Change.”

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Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Alexander Mirabella and Freeholders Rebecca Williams, Angela R. Garretson, Sergio Granados, Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded, Christopher Hudak and Andrea Staten joined Union County employees marching in the parade.

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The festivities continued with the annual concert and fireworks co-sponsored with Union County later at Cedar Brook Park.


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