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Scrapbook 1991: Alplaus Fourth of July parade

The family of the late Theodore G. "Ted" Schwarz III gather around a plaque dedicated to Schwarz on July 4, 1991  -- an event that followed the Alplaus parade to mark the holiday.
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The family of the late Theodore G. "Ted" Schwarz III gather around a plaque dedicated to Schwarz on July 4, 1991 -- an event that followed the Alplaus parade to mark the holiday.

ALPLAUS – Capital Region Scrapbook today prepares for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday by publishing photos from the 1991 parade — most of which have never been seen before.

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This year’s Alplaus Fourth of July parade is set be held Sunday at 11 a.m. A party at the Alplaus Fire Department pavilion will follow the march.

Further details are available on the Alplaus Fire Department’s Facebook page.

Gazette file photos by Sid Brown

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Rexford firefighters Dick Countermine, left, and Ricky Hunt — along with Countermine’s pal Sparky — watch the Alplaus 4th of July parade on July 4, 1991.

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Scott Battiste, 3, left, and Jessica Townley, 2, wave to the crowd in Alplaus on July 4, 1991, the day the hamlet held its annual 4th of July parade. This year’s march will be held Sunday, July 4 at 11 a.m. on Alplaus Avenue.

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Flags and folks were part of the Alplaus 4th of July parade on July 4, 1991. Kids and adults will be on Alplaus Avenue on Sunday, July 4, for the annual holiday event. The parade will begin at 11 a.m.

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The family of the late Theodore G. “Ted” Schwarz III gather around a plaque dedicated to Schwarz on July 4, 1991 — an event that followed the Alplaus parade to mark the holiday. The park space dedicated was a 25-by-50-foot plot in the hamlet. Schwarz was instrumental in the revival of the Alplaus parade

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Rexford Fire Department members (from left) Dick Countermine, Sparky and Ricky Hunt watch the Alplaus 4th of July parade on July 4, 1991. Sparky took orders from Dick, his owner.

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The parade rolls in Alplaus on July 4, 1991.

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Scott Battiste, left, and Jessica Townley, are ready for their close-ups after the Alplaus 4th of July parade in 1991.

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Scott Battiste, 3, left, and Jessica Townley, 2, wave to the crowd in Alplaus on July 4, 1991, the day the hamlet held its annual 4th of July parade. This year’s march will be held Sunday, July 4, at 11 a.m. on Alplaus Avenue.

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Members of Glenville’s Thomas Corners Fire Department made strides during the Alplaus 4th of July parade on July 4, 1991. From left are Rose Knorr, Tom Culver, Perry Lenager (in rear), John Cox and Paul Bonitatibus.

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Theodore G. “Ted” Schwarz III was remembered in Alplaus with this monument, dedicated to his memory on July 4, 1991

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A young parade fan marvels at the sights and sounds during the Alplaus holiday parade on July 4, 1991.

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A pedaling Posey the Clown brings comic relief to the Alplaus 4th of July parade on July 4, 1991.

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Local Boy Scouts show off their patriotism in Alplaus on July 4, 1991.

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