Rain didn't dampen this parade

Posted 7/4/14

Heavy rains didn't dampen the patriotic spirit as thousands of spectators lined Hope and High streets for the 229th annual Bristol 4th of July Parade Friday.

Despite a forecast that could have threatened to end the 229-year run of …

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