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Mountain Top on the Move’s
29th Anniversary Independence Day Parade

In cooperation with Fairview and Wright Townships, Mountain Top on the Move will be sponsoring the 29th Annual Fourth of July Parade. We are pleased to welcome on board the First Keystone Community Bank as the parade’s major corporate sponsor. The parade will start at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, the Fourth of July.

Everyone is welcome to attend and new participants, commercial and otherwise, are welcome to participate. Political candidates are also welcome to participate.

The Grand Marshall this year is Dave Hourigan, honored for his many years of community service, to include 34 years as President of Fairview Township Hose Co. #1.

Honored guests will include PA State Reps Gerald Mullery, Eddie Day Pashinski, and Luzerne Council Members. Many other guests are also expected to be added.

An exciting new addition this year will be an Opening Event: Bikes 4 Stripes Motorcycle Ride starting at 09:45 a.m. from the First Keystone Community Bank's parking lot. Many dozens of decorated motorcycles will salute the Fourth by leading the main body of the parade.

We ask that parade participants show up along Route 309 at approximately 09:15 a.m. and be ready to line up on Route 309 at approximately 09:30 a.m. when the police close down the highway.

The parade will line up on Route 309 between the Chalet Restaurant and Coldwell Banker. It will proceed to the Triangle Intersection, south on South Main Road, and through the Wright Township Municipal Park. It will end at the Wright Township Municipal Building. Coldwell Banker real estate agents will be passing out American flags along the route.

Free drinks and hot dogs will be available at Wright Twp.

At the Wright Township Municipal Park, patriotic ceremonies will commence at 11:30 a.m. Events will include the singing of America the Beautiful, a Flag Raising Ceremony by American Legion Post 781, the singing of the National Anthem, a Wreath Laying Ceremony with the playing of TAPS by Post 781 to honor Veterans, and VIP introductions.

In addition, 12 Mountain Top First Responder organizations will be recognized for their many years of community service.

Activities will conclude by noon.

See the photos and more on ourFacebookpage.

Mountaintop is situated in the Pocono Northeast. Access to interstate highways in any direction is quick and easy. Conveniently located on Route 309, Mountaintop lies four miles south of Route 81, eight miles north of Route 80, and ten miles north of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

What Does Mountaintop Have To Offer?

Mountaintop offers clean air, fresh water, low taxes, excellent schools, friendly people, scenic surroundings, safe streets and a whole lot more. It’s a great place to live and raise a family!

Small Town Charm With Big City Amenities Nestled between the Penobscot and Nescopeck Mountains, Mountaintop offers its residents rural charm with the conveniences of cosmopolitan living.

Featuring the beauty of the Poconos, no other community in the greater Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area offers you:

  • An energetic, growing community;
  • variety of stores to meet your everyday shopping needs;
  • Sporting and recreational activities which include cold mountain streams full of fish, plus lakes for swimming and boating;
  • Churches, community organizations, recreational opportunities to fit your interests;
  • Schools that consistently score well above the state expected scores in both reading and math;
  • Municipalities that enjoy one of the lowest tax rates in the county;
  • The Crestwood Industrial Park, a 1,050 acre park conveniently located in proximity to Interstates 80 and 81, is one of the area’s most popular industrial parks and was recently the site of two of Northeast Pennsylvania’s largest job creation projects ( for additional information visit http://www.wilkesbarre.org/ed ); and,
  • Easy access by car or bus to New York City (2 ½ hours), Philadelphia (2 hours), or Washington, D.C. (4 hours).
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