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Grand Island residents host their own Fourth of July parade

Posted at 5:15 PM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 17:15:45-04

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WKBW) — “I am just a mom on a mission,” Fawn Lundquist of Grand Island said.

On a mission to save the Fourth of July.

“Didn’t want to miss the parade, so we had to make our own,” Lundquist said.

The Lundquist family and members of their Grand Island neighborhood gathered on East River Road on Saturday to host their very own Fourth of July parade.

“I outwardly complained to my aunt and she said, 'well, just have them decorate their bikes and we’ll do a parade here.' I said...alright,” Lundquist recalls.

The rest was history. Fawn gathered friends, family members, and Fantasy Island's original Black Bart to the East River Road parade.

“It’s been a tradition for so many years. I was like, aw yeah I need to be a part of that,” Bart said.

The E. River Road parade mirrored Fantasy Island's, but the kids says, "I think this was like way better because we get to put it on ourselves."

“Soon as I mentioned it to the kids they ran with it," Lundquist said. "Oh we need this, we need that."

“That’s what this is all about. Its for the kids," Black Bart said.

And while it wasn’t the traditional, the Lundquist daughters say they love the final results.

“Having a mom who can do this is great," one daughter said. "And the final piece is perfect.”

So I guess Fawn can say mission complete.