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We the Peopleof Lancaster, Tennessee, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish . . . this annual parade event!

Come and join us as we celebrate the blessings our Founding Fathers bequeathed to us through their Divinely guided writings known as The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, and The Bill of Rights (first ten amendments). Our Fourth of July parade event is intended to promote fellowship, celebrate our liberties, and enjoy old fashioned entertainment and family fun without alcoholic beverages!

The 2014 Parade Event will be held on June 29 2014 at 6:00pm. Plans are already in the works for the 129th U.S. Army Band from Nashville to join us. Other music options are also being explored. If you'd like to participate in that way please contact the webmaster below. It's going to be a rousing event from beginning to end.

Fireworks after sundown!!!

The parade event is small-town fun. Our neighbors bring their tractors, antique cars, and mule-drawn wagons. Some build floats to celebrate the history of the founding of our nation. We always invite George and Martha Washington, Paul Revere (on his horse, of course), Betsy Ross (and her beautiful flag), Benjamin Franklin, Uncle Sam, and Miss Liberty to participate.

We offer an old-fashioned apple pie auction, home-churned ice cream (several flavors), plus hamburgers and all the fixin's. And old time bluegrass Gospel music from the brush arbor stage.

Lancaster is nestled in the hills of beautiful Middle Tennessee on TN State Hwy. 141 located 7 miles east of Gordonsville, Tennessee. From the west take exit #258 off I-40 and follow Hwy. 141 through Gordonsville to Lancaster. From the east, you can exit I-40 at Buffalo Valley Rd., exit #268. Follow Hwy. 96 south to Center Hill Dam, then turn right onto Hwy. 141. Lancaster is 4 miles from Center Hill Dam.

Here's a map of the area

Check out the 2013 program (PDF)

2013 First Annual James Madison Essay Contest

Madison Essay winner
Joshua Bryant, graduating senior from Gordonsville High School
with James Madison, General George Washington, and Martha Washington in attendance
for the presentation of the $500 award

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