The parade continues today with the purpose unchanged for over 50 years:
"To have a neighborhood parade for kids of all ages
(with no commercial advertising or commercial floats in the parade)".

Copyright Lakewood 4th of July Parade Committee , 2000-2021

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The Guilford Flag:

This unusual flag was made with thirteen 8-pointed stars in a wide field. Historical records report this flag carried by North Carolina militiamen at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, March 17,1781