Dahlonega’s 4th of July Parade is always a crowd favorite! The parade will start at Memorial Drive and circle through the historic square beginning around 11:00am. All of the participants will have a patriotic theme to celebrate Independence Day. The parade ends just in time to grab a bite to eat for lunch before you visit the Adventure Zone.

Congratulations to this year’s 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal, C.L. Grizzle!

C.L. Grizzle born October 2nd, 1947 in Dahlonega Georgia, to the parents of Jessie Lee Collins-Grizzle and the late Hubert Paul Grizzle of Dahlonega Georgia. C.L. also known as the nickname “Peanut” has always been a local in Dahlonega and has never moved outside of the county. C.L. has served 35 years as an employee and manager of the water and sewer department for the city of Dahlonega. Also, since retiring from the City of Dahlonega in 2011, C.L. has served 4 years on the Lumpkin County Water Authority Board.

In C.L.’s pass time he loves spending time with his family which includes his wife of 41 years, Sue Jarrard-Grizzle, his daughter Heather Popham of Dahlonega, his son-in-law Richard Popham and 3 grandson’s Mason, Loghan, and Landon Popham of Dahlonega.

Also, when C.L. aka “Peanut” is not with his family you can find him on his farm with his cattle tending to them. C.L. has enjoyed the farming life since childhood, and he is a board member of Lanier Farmer’s Sale Barn in Cumming, Georgia.

He also enjoys spending time around local places in Dahlonega, which his favorite would be going every morning to enjoy breakfast at The Wagon Wheel with all his buddies.

C.L. has enjoyed spending 69 years in Dahlonega and looks forward to many more years in his small town community.