RANDOLPH, NJ- On Saturday July 6, Randolph Township hosted the largest 4th of July Parade in Morris County, with the 2019 version of the Randolph Kiwanis Freedom Parade.
The parade ran its usual route, starting-off at the intersection of Dover Chester Road and Quaker Church Road at the Mt. Fern Church. The route continued down the hill of Quaker Church Road, turned right onto Center Grove Road, crossed Route 10, and ended just inside the County College of Morris entrance.
The Grand Marshal for the parade was Randolph’s own Sherry Ross. Ross is a sports broadcaster and was the first woman to work at the Stanley Cup Finals as an analyst, and also was the first woman to ever call play-by-play in the NHL. Ross worked as a color commentator for the New Jersey Devils on the radio.
Jade Glab was one of the guests in the parade, traveling up to North Jersey for one her first times since being crowned with the honor of Miss New Jersey. Jade is 19 years-old and is from Belmar, NJ.
Glab has been a keynote speaker at women’s empowerment events, where she emphasizes her social impact initiative, “‘Healthy Children, Strong America’, which is aimed at empowering young people to take control of their health before it takes control of them, through the development of healthy habits from a young age.”
Randolph VFW Post 7333 led off the parade, and the Randolph Township Mayor and Councilmen and Councilwomen also rode in the back of cars as part of the festivities. The parade also featured many local businesses, as well as putting on a display of Randolph’s first responders, police, and emergency vehicles, including Firetrucks from each of Randolph’s fire houses.