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Patriotic Kazoo Players March Down Nazareth's Streets

The eighth annual July 4th Kazoo Parade in downtown Nazareth was once again led by 'Miss G,' kazoo-maker to the stars; the parade was followed by a ceremony at council chambers.

hit the streets of historic downtown Nazareth for the eighth annual July 4th Kazoo Parade, which was led by grand marshal Abbe Graber, also known as “Miss G."

"Miss G" has played kazoos for more than 30 years and sells wooden kazoos -- made by her own hands -- through her company, Woodstock Wooden Kazoo.

During a ceremony at after the parade, "Miss G" sang a bluesy version of "Summertime," which was made complete with, of course, an instrumental break for some bluesy kazoo playing.

The Dream Kids also provided entertainment, performing a variety of patriotic songs for an equally patriotic crowd.

The Dream Kids is a non-profit organization that raises funds during performances for Dream Come True, a foundation that grants wishes for seriously ill children in the greater Lehigh Valley.

During the singing of a military medley, The Dream Kids invited veterans and active service members to stand with them in front of council chambers.

Some audience members wiped tears from their eyes as they watched men of all ages wave American flags high in the air when the march for their military branch was performed.

Also in attendance were State Reps. Joe Emrick and Marcia Hahn.

"I am one of those people who cry during the National Anthem at ball games," Hahn said. "When I see a group like this, I know our country means so much to a lot of people."

The annual July 4th Kazoo Parade is sponsored by the .

AbbeWoodstock WoodenKazoo December 05, 2012 at 05:12 AM
~ Did you know that this parade was included in an MSN Travel article by Jo Caird from the UK. The article is titled; 10 Quirkiest Parades in the World" and I hope you'll all get a chance to check it out, love Miss G, blues kazoo lady.

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