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Posted: July 2, 2013 1:15 p.m.

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Oxford cancels July 4th parade

Parade will not be rescheduled

Update, 12:58 p.m. - Oxford is canceling its Fourth of July parade this year because of weather concerns for the entire week.

Mayor Jerry Roseberry decided not to reschedule the parade because rain was scheduled for every day this week and because it would be difficult logistically to reschedule such a big event.

"I just checked the National Weather Service website. Heavy rain and thunderstorms Wednesday (day & night). Thursday (4th) rain and thunderstorms 90 percent. Friday and Saturday 60 percent and 40 percent rain and thunderstorms. Covington has either cancelled or moved all 4th events to later date. Oxford's event is so big (for our size) the logistics of getting everything and everybody re-scheduled is a real challenge. In view of the above I am officially cancelling the July 4th Parade and directing that the appropriate notices be sent out to all concerned," Roseberry said in an email.

Original story, June 29 - The city of Oxford will show its patriotic colors at a Fourth of July parade, with line-up beginning at 9 a.m., on Haygood Avenue.

Participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles in a patriotic theme, and ribbons and cash prizes will be given to the best in each of the following categories: floats, bicycles, cars, trucks, antique tractors, lawn mowers, equines, go-carts, and four wheelers.

The parade kicks off at 10 a.m., with awards presented at Old Church by Mayor Jerry Roseberry following the parade.

Entertainment will be provided by Shane Millwood Band, and concessions will be available, including free watermelon and popcorn provided by the Oxford Lions Club.

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