‘This is what Addison is known for – the Fourth of July’

A group of local veterans is seen prior to Addison’s Fourth of July parade on Monday, July 4, 2022. (Sara Gladney for The Cullman Tribune)

ADDISON, Ala. – The town of Addison on Monday morning kicked off its Fourth of July celebration with a mile-long parade, featuring area fire departments from Addison, Helicon, Jones Chapel, Sardis, Central, and Arley leading the way.

ATVs, horses, floats made by local businesses, representatives from the Cullman Electric Cooperative and the Addison Bulldog Band color guard and majorettes were also in the lineup. The family of late Addison resident Hillard Brannon paid tribute to him by showing off 15 of his classic cars. Families lined U.S. Highway 278 to pick up candy and wave to the procession.

The town kept the festivities going for a day-long event, with live music including Colby Nix and headliner Sipsey Falls featuring local bandmember David Brannon.

Fireworks, the largest display in the area, lit up the sky after dark. Addison may be a small town, but it always puts on a big show to rival any of the larger communities in surrounding counties.

“It’s very important. Addison’s always has a big celebration,” said Addison Police Chief Brett Rodgers. “There are a few other places in the county that (do) a few things, but this is what Addison is known for – the Fourth of July.”

The annual celebration is presented by the Addison Volunteer Fire Department and the Town of Addison. Sponsors include Bill Smith Buick GMC, Addison Agri Builders, Powell Building Supply, Addison Ladies Club and The Storage Place.

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