May 25, 2012

Wheel Day!

Looking for some local fun for Memorial Day Weekend?

Everyone is invited the North Ridge Citizens’ Association  Wheel Day! Sunday May 27th beginning at 3 p.m. (Rain date:  May 28th)

Wheel on down Old Dominion Boulevard in style at the annual North Ridge Wheel Day Parade on Sunday, May 27th. Kids of all ages are invited to decorate their bike, trike, scooter, skates, stroller, doll carriage, or anything with wheels and join the fun. Arrive at 2:45 PM to line up for the parade of rolling children, which starts at Beverley Circle on Old Dominion Boulevard and rolls down hill to the Beverley Hills Church. Prizes and refreshments are included.

This event is FREE, open to all ages, and requires no reservations. Just show up your the decorated wheels of choice and have fun.

Many exciting additions have been made this year including a magician,, a cooling water mister, and appearances by the Alexandria Sheriff and Police departments!

What is Wheel Day? It’s a North Ridge tradition dating back to the early 1940s, Wheel Day was conceived by local Cub Scouts at the Beverley Hills Church and quickly evolved into an annual event.  Neighbors came to watch the parade of kids make their way through Beverley Hills with wagons, doll carriages, and bicycles all brilliantly decorated and made into floats.  According to the event also included a soap box derby for a number of years.  Wheel Day is now celebrated during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.