Published On: Sat, Dec 14th, 2013

Annual Monroe crossing parade in New Hope

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Date(s) - 12/14/2013
12:00 pm

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Just as they’ve done every year since 1984, Coryell’s Ferry Militia, led by history buff and ice cream purveyor Bob Gerenser, will again commemorate former U.S. President James Monroe’s historic crossing of the Delaware River in 1776.

Current militia members Lt. Bob Gerenser, Jr., Justine Oleksa Walters, Steve Rote, Mary F. Coffee, Elaine McNeely, G.A. Cristiano and Ron Gehring will gather at 12 noon on Dec. 14 at the former Odette’s Restaurant, 127 River Road to lead a parade in military formation to East Ferry Street, and stage an artillery demonstration and river crossing.

“All citizens of New Hope and the surrounding areas are welcome to participate as long as they are dressed in proper colonial garb and are in good health,” says the group’s press release.

Best place for people is Between Ferry and Mechanic to ”watch the parade”. Anyone participating in parade dressed in full 18th c gear meets at Odette’s

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