SUMMIT, NJ - After hoisting Old Glory up the Soldier's Memorial Field flagpole, Hilltop City residents got right down to business of celebrating the Fourth of July in style.


In an event scaled-down to comply with state-mandated COVID-19 restrictions, which meant no evening revelry, live music or fireworks, there may not have been any rockets but the was some red glare, courtesy of some All-American outfits in the traditional 'Kids Decorated Bicycle Parade' and a 'patriotic dress contest' and seniors walk.

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The category winners in the 'Kids Decorated Bicycle Parade' were:


Preschool: First place, Caroline Walk; Second place, Ryan Sokol; and Third place, Victoria Masih.

Ages 5 - 7: First place, Emily and Olivia Marcketta; Second place, Johanna and Jett Lawton; and Third place: Elizabeth McKeever and Zoe Karelis.

Ages 8 - 10: First place, Seren Davis; Second place, Angela Parisi; and Third place, William Gordon.

Winners of the patriot dress contest included:

Karen Bigos, Lyle Brehm and Caroline Lindaberry.