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Kazoos highlight July 4th parade in Nazareth

Published On: Jul 04 2013 12:42:40 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 04 2013 05:42:45 PM EDT

From sea to shining sea, Americans everywhere are celebrating Independence Day.


One Northampton County town has an unusual tradition as its way to celebrate Independence Day.

Walkers squared off during the annual kazoo parade in Nazareth that started at 9:30 a.m.

The participants used kazoos donated by Lafayette Ambassador Bank and played different patriotic songs as they marched through town.T


The parade started at the Nazareth High School at 501 E Center St., and ent up South Liberty Street, Belvidere Street, Main Street, West Center Street and ended at city council chambers.

Once at council chambers, local elected officials greeted the paraders.

The parade's grand marshal was "Miss G", known as the Kazoo Lady of Woodstock, Abbe Graber. According to chamber officials, she's been singing the blues and playing a blues-style wooden kazoo for more than 30 years.

The words that gave birth to a nation came to life in Lehigh County.

A reading of the Declaration of Independence was held Thursday morning at the George Taylor House in Catasauqua.

Taylor was one of the original signers of the document in 1776.

The Antebellum Marine Band was on hand for the event to pipe in some patriotic music.