Cancellation of Suburban Acres 4th of July Parade and Picnic

The board of the Suburban Acres Civic League has made the difficult decision to cancel the community 4th of July parade and picnic, as well as the June and July general league meetings.

This was a tough but necessary decision to ensure our community’s safety.  The Suburban Acres annual July 4th event is always a fun outing where we celebrate the founding of our country with neighbors and our elected officials.  We will certainly miss seeing everyone this year.

Thank you, as ever, for your support of the civic league.  We hope you and your families remain safe and well.  Have a good Memorial Day – a time to remember and honor those who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  This year may we also give thanks for those who currently serve our country, whether in the military services, first responders, law enforcement, health care, and all the other essential workers.

selective focus photography of u s a flag on poles

Photo by Benjamin Lehman on

4th of July Parade & Picnic – Good Times!

Thank you to all the neighbors who came out and made the Suburban Acres Civic League 4th of July Kids’ Parade & Community Picnic a great success!

It was hot and humid outside, but we had a great turnout and some incredible outfits and decorations!

2019 Prize Winners

Best Dressed Pet:  Shivon the dog, brought by owner Susan Boice

Best Dressed Kids

First Place:  Marion Collins

Second Place:  Daisy Tompkins

Third Place:  Charlie Kinnison and Stella Gabriel

Best Overall Entry:  The Toro Family – Allie, Abbie, Annie, Angie


  • Towne Bank
  • Harris Teeter
  • Sweet Frog
  • Tinee Giant


  • Norfolk City Council Member Courtney Doyle, Ward 2
  • Norfolk City Council Member Andria McClellan, Superward 6
  • Norfolk Police Community Resource Officer, Billy Old
  • Norfolk Police Officers Bangoura and Siegel
  • Ted Drake, representative for Delegate Rob Bloxom, District 100
  • Firefighters from Station 9

Master of Ceremonies:  Richard Drumwright

Parade Marshal:  Matt Adams, Revolutionary War Soldier Reenactor

Helpers for the Picnic and Parade:

  • Joan and Wes Wilson
  • Louie Gabriel
  • John Mangus
  • Peter Bastinelli
  • Alex Gabriel
  • Diane Ruhl
  • Mary Ann Grogan
  • Pearl Windle
  • Peter Beznoska
  • Karen Mayne

For more photos from the event, check out our Album on Facebook

4th of July Parade and Picnic











Join your neighbors for the annual Independence Day Parade and Picnic…Decorate your bikes, wagon, car, scooter, pets, or spouse/better half and join the parade! There are door prizes, and parade prizes. If you’re a baker, bring a desert and compete in the annual bakeoff.  Hot dogs, chips, and drinks are provided. We also have deejay Michael Harold on site spinning upbeat tunes.  Everything is wrapped up by noon.  Hope to see you there, or along the parade route!

Here’s the parade route (if you don’t live along the route, feel free to watch from 549 Carl Street/corner of Carl St. & Suburban Pkwy.):

Parade Route 2016

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