David and Marilyn Dalrymple.
David and Marilyn Dalrymple.

Scenes from the Dunwoody Homeowners Association’s Fourth of July parade. The annual parade draw hundreds from Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Doraville, Atlanta and other surrounding communities who watch as local politicians, veterans, business operators and others march down Mount Vernon Highway to celebrate American Independence.

This year, Margaret and Delos Knight were on hand. The Alpharetta couple said they take in a parade somewhere every Fourth of July and have watched parades from California to Georgia in past years.

Margaret and Delos Knight of Alpharetta has seen parades all over the country.

“We make our business to go to a different Fourth of July parade every year,” Delos said.

“When we heard this was the state’s biggest parade, we had to come,” Margaret said.

Jeremy Mallard, 9, and Nicholas Mallard, 12, dressed the part of Uncle Sam for the Dunwoody 4th of July Parade.
Frances Worthy, who’s 94, took in the parade with grandson Parker, at left with dog, Nellie, and daughter Mary Jane Hollander and her son-in-law Todd Hollander.
The Kakhadze family — left to right, Vano, Sabina, Dante, Adlai and Erin– come up from Atlanta for Dunwoody’s July 4 festivities.
Karen Dhaenens, left, and Katelyn and Pam Austin await the start of the parade.
Dana Stevens with Villa, who’s 1.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.