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 around June 26.
The parade, which is always on July 4, has been held for 66 years. The event draws thousands to Catonsville, and costs the Catonsville Celebrations Committee almost .
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 .
A second set of chairs and white rope mark space outside of , although one of the white folding chairs has been knocked to the ground.
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