Photos: Kenilworth Independence Day Parade

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Jonathan Ledoux, 8, left, and Daniel Allain, 12, right, catch beads thrown from the Kenilworth Swim Team float, during the Kenilworth Civic Association's 42nd annual Independence Day Parade held Thursday evening. Starting at Kenilworth Science & Technology School, the parade focused its spotlight on American Red Cross volunteers, and the parade's grand marshal was Ruark Chick, chairman of the board of directors of the Louisiana Capital Area Red Cross. He has served with the Red Cross for seven years and was named chairman this month.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Sisters Vickie Jenkins Castellanos, left, and Carmen Jenkins Williams, right, longtime Baton Rouge residents who came to the United States from Cuba as very young children, smile as they get ready to ride in the Kenilworth Civic Association's 42nd annual Independence Day Parade July 3.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Marching with the Faith Chapel Church of God group, from left to right, Madison Marshal, 8, Kianta Butler, 15, Quinceya Franklin, 15, Antoinique Williams, 12, and Makayla Milton, 13, carry a banner, as they walk down Daventry Drive shortly after the start of the Kenilworth Civic Association's 42nd annual Independence Day Parade held July 3.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Ruark Chick, chairman of the board of directors of the Louisiana Capital Area Red Cross, untangles red, silver and blue beads as he rides July 3 as grand marshal of the Kenilworth Civic Association's 42nd annual Independence Day Parade.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Greta Loffler, 4, watches the start of the Kenilworth Civic Association's 42nd annual Independence Day Parade Thursday, from the corner of Daventry and Boone Drives.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- a the Kenilworth Civic Association's 42nd annual Independence Day Parade, held Thursday in honor of the American Red Cross. Starting at Kenilworth Science & Technology School,The Kenilworth Civic Association holds its 42nd annual Independence Day Parade on Thursday in honor of the American Red Cross. The spotlight was on American Red Cross volunteers, and the parade's grand marshal was Ruark Chick, chairman of the board of directors of the Louisiana Capital Area Red Cross. He has served with the Red Cross for seven years and was named chairman this month. He will march with a group of volunteers and 'Wylie,' the battery-operated, child-sized emergency response vehicle.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Greta Loffler, 4, watches the start of the Kenilworth Civic Association's 42nd annual Independence Day Parade Thursday, from the corner of Daventry and Boone Drives.