Back page: Penn. seat-saving adds to 4th of July festivities
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The chairs are out. Can the parade be far behind? The (Washington) Observer-Reporter says residents in Canonsburg, about 15 miles south of Pittsburgh, began placing chairs along the borough’s main drag at 6 a.m. Thursday to save their seats for the popular Fourth of July parade. The borough council had to restrict the seat-saving ritual to two days before the parade after some residents cluttered the street up to two weeks in advance with chairs. Council at first banned the chair-placing until 6 a.m. the day of the parade, but was criticized because some residents festively decorate their seats and say the seat-saving ritual was also part of the holiday. This is the third year the 48-hour rule has been in place for the parade, billed as the second-largest, next to Philadelphia’s, in Pennsylvania.
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