Revisit the Restriction of the Placement of Parade Chairs
  • Petitioned Canonsburg Borough Council

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Canonsburg Borough Council

Revisit the Restriction of the Placement of Parade Chairs

    1. Canonsburg Resident
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      Canonsburg Resident

      Canonsburg, PA

We the residents of Canonsburg Borough and local communities in the surrounding areas of Canonsburg are petitioning for Canonsburg Borough Council to revisit and revise the restriction of the parade chairs placement to 6 a.m. the Fourth of July.

We the residents of Canonsburg Borough and local communities in the surrounding areas of Canonsburg understand the need for public safety, but we would like to see the chair tradition carried on as well. We the residents of Canonsburg Borough and local communities in the surrounding areas of Canonsburg would like to see a compromise made to allow the chair placing tradition to continue safely. With that in mind, we the residents of Canonsburg Borough and local communities in the surrounding areas of Canonsburg would like Canonsburg Borough Council to revise the placement of the chairs to be either 24 hours or 48 hours prior to the start of the parade with safety restrictions (the item placed must be a chair, no ropes, no chains, and no caution tape).

With public safety as a concern, we  residents of Canonsburg Borough and local communities in the surrounding areas of Canonsburg would also like the council to consider the chaos that could potentially happen at 6:00AM on the morning of July 4th if thousands of eager citizens will be trying to get a spot at the same time.

The placing of chairs prior to the parade gains positive news media for Canonsburg. This parade is something that Canonsburg is very proud of and excited for each year. We the residents of Canonsburg Borough and local communities in the surrounding areas of Canonsburg are proud that Canonsburg has an annual parade that so many people want to reserve their spot for.

 

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    • Karen Houlihan CANONSBURG, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Chairs, no rope, chains, etc, should be allowed at least 24 hours before the parade. Chairs should NOT be allowed in the business district between Greenside and Jefferson until the the morning of the parade since the safety of all citizens should be uppermost in our minds.

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    • Amara Walls CANONSBURG, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      It's only tradition.

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    • Christina Hollandsworth CANONSBURG, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I agree, it would be a mess if everyone was trying to set up their chairs at once. With 4 small children, I can not imagine trying to get through that crowd to place chairs as well.

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    • amy rodwell NEW CASTLE P, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Silly traditions are what makes small towns special. Most people are considerate when placing chairs and helping in maintain the public safety aspect of it. Why once again punish a whole mass of people just to make a few people happy?

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    • cheryl (eland) Vernet MONESSEN, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      because anything that seems tio be a tridition,in this day and age,every tries and do away with , and it's sad, these little people,growing up will soon have nothing to look forward, to.and when they grow up ,there children, will never have anything to pass on.and that's truley sad.keep the Parade of chairs. alive.Shame on you if you break this TRIDITION.

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