It rained on the Daniel Island Golf Cart and Bike Parade, but intermittent showers didn’t spoil the Fourth of July weekend fanfare.
The grassroots event was held Friday, July 2 from 5-6 p.m. on the grounds of the Daniel Island School. But the parade never would have happened if it wasn’t for a community-wide effort, explained parade organizer and Daniel Island resident Lauren Barber.
“It’s been hard for the community to miss out on gatherings the past year and a half because of covid,” Barber said. “But everyone that I engaged about the parade was quick to support it — residents to decorate their golf carts and bikes, firefighters to participate in the judging and parade, Daniel Island School to let us use their parking lot, and the POA to help us execute the event in a safe manner. Even despite the looming weather, the community showed up and made it a success! I hope this is just the beginning for Daniel Island to come together to celebrate!”
Despite the inclement weather, approximately 80 golf carts and 20 bikes participated in the parade. The Charleston Fire Department was present on the scene of the parade route.
First responders from the fire department chose the most patriotic participants of the parade. Brittany Lake and Brandon Lake won the best decorated golf cart and Carolina Beaty won the best decorated bike.
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