Columbia Neighborhood Hosts 21st Annual Fourth of July Picnic

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COLUMBIA - The Grasslands neighborhood off Providence Road has a Fourth of July picnic like many others. What sets them apart is the fact that it has been an annual tradition for the past 20 years.

A core group of residents are responsible for organizing the event, although everyone brings the food. The entire neighborhood is invited, and that includes seniors, families and even college students.

Part of the tradition is what residents call a "bike parade". The children in the neighborhood are invited to decorate their bikes with red, white and blue balloons and ride around on them.