The first chairs are out on Frederick Road in Catonsville, as the longtime tradition of saving space along the route ahead the Fourth of July parade has begun.
Patch spottted four chairs, two sets in different locations, on Wednesday afternoon. Last year, the first chairs were reported around June 26.
Two chairs, along with yellow rope wrapped around a telephone poll and a piece of PVC pipe stuck in the ground, stand on Frederick Road just west of North Beechwood Avenue in front of Catonsville Presbyterian Church.
A second set of chairs and white rope mark space outside of Catonsville Baptist Church, although one of the white folding chairs has been knocked to the ground.
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