Greensboro’s Funky Fourth Celebration

photo by Vanessa Fournier
People walk behind a banner in support of Ukraine during the Funky Fourth parade held Saturday in Greensboro.
photo by Vanessa Fournier
Kim Greaves (left), Greensboro town clerk, volunteer Chelsea Collier (left center) and her mom Tracy Collier (left back) served grinders, chips, cookies, drinks and ice cream to over 200 people. At right, from front to back, is Josh Karp, Esme Karp, Erika Karp. Instead of a fireworks display this year the town of Greensboro celebrated with a free community picnic. The grinders were prepared by Smith’s Store and the ice cream was from Kingdom Creamery.
photo by Vanessa Fournier
Stew Arnold, chair of the Greensboro Association’s Lake Protection Committee and his grandson Charlie Arnold, 3, ride in the Lake Protection & Watershed Stewardship boat Saturday in the Greensboro parade.
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A large crowd gathered on Greensboro’s town green which included vendors, music, food, games and an auction.
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Tim Nisbet, Greensboro town moderator, auctions off one of many items during the Save the Children – Ukraine Auction held after the Funky Fourth Parade July 2. The traditional auction made $7,345, the Silent Auction brought in $2,105 and the sales of t-shirts and donations made $672. The total from the auction was $10,122 and an anonymous donor is going to match what was made making the grand total $20,244 that will be sent to The Save the Children’s Ukraine Crisis Fund. The auction was organized by members of the community with the consent of the select board to be a part of the Funky Fourth celebration. The same members are working with the Highland Center for the Arts to do a concert for Ukraine December 18.
photo by Vanessa Fournier
Charlotte Emerick of Greensboro waits in line for ice cream.