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University builds float for Towson’s Fourth of July Parade

Parade float

From left, Ashley Brown, student intern, Dolly Maiah, student intern, Erica Green, staff member, and Justina Syrett, presidential ambassador, stand on the Towson float.

Towson University has designed and constructed a float meticulously modeled after Stephens Hall — including working clocks — that will be displayed in the Towson Fourth of July Parade this Friday.

The float was constructed by Facilities Management with the help of a campus-wide committee, and will feature “Doc,” the university’s mascot, the Pep Band, military students and veterans, members of the football team, summer Maryland program participants, and faculty, staff, students and alumni.

“This float symbolizes the everlasting pride, spirit and quality that is Towson University,” says President Maravene Loeschke.

The Towson Fourth of July parade has commemorated the nation’s freedom and independence for more than 70 years. Last year, more than 60,000 people attended the celebration, which is always free and open to the public.

The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. and travel through Uptown Towson via Towsontowne Boulevard, Bosley Avenue, Allegheny Avenue and Washington Avenue. Those attending the parade should arrive at 8:30 a.m. to secure a good seat to view the parade.