Borough limits chairs to save parade spaces
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) - July 10, 2012 (WPVI) -- One western Pennsylvania borough's council has voted to curb parade chairs.
Canonsburg council voted Monday to restrict how soon residents can put chairs along the borough's Independence Day parade route because some folks have begun putting up chairs to save their seats nearly two weeks before the annual parade. Council says that's unsafe, especially because some folks chain their chairs together to make them harder to move.
The new rule bans space-saving chairs before 6 a.m. each July 4.
The effort has become an event unto itself, with a local civic group giving out cash prizes for the most flamboyantly decorated chairs this year.
Councilman Joseph McGarry cast the only "no" vote saying, "We're going from one extreme to the other."
He favors letting people put out chairs a day or two before the parade.
pennsylvania, holidays, bizarre bazaar
- Fmr. Devon Prep teacher faces child porn charges 22 min ago
- Mostly sunny, very windy today
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Eye doc grew pot in Delco home, police say 48 min ago
- Apparent misunderstanding in police shooting 9 min ago
- 3rd lottery jackpot hits at Atlantic Co. truck stop 14 min ago
- Detectives serve warrants at Chester police station
- New 'object of interest' in missing jet hunt
- 3 shot during funeral at Trenton church
- Photo released of anti-Semetic vandalism suspect
- Photos: Suspects wanted by Philadelphia Police
- Video: Video gamer is the victim of SWATting hoax
- What would you ask Mayor Nutter?
- Apparent misunderstanding in police shooting
9 min ago
Press Your Luck
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos