Tired of the same old every 4th of July? Can't bare the thought of choking down another ghastly hot dog or lighting another firecracker? Looking for a change of pace? Well how about a parade of vintage steam traction engines? That's about as different as it gets.
Way back in 1957 Glen "A.G." Thomas decided a steam engine parade would be a good way to celebrate the 4th and every year since then the Forsyth County Steam Association has carried on the tradition with a parade through the town square of Cumming, Georgia.
The parade begins at 10:00am at the intersection of Tribble Gap and Woodland Dr. , winds it's way through the town to Courthouse Square and ends at the fairgrounds around 12:00 noon.
You can find more information about this event by visiting www.cummingfair.net or www.cityofcumming.net . Meanwhile, here's a video clip of a 1902 Case engine at the Steam Expo last November.