Bristol man named Chief Marshal of 4th of July Parade

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BRISTOL, R.I. (WLNE)- A Bristol man received the town’s highest honor Wednesday evening when he was named Chief Marshal of the town’s 4th of July Parade.

The honor was given to Jim Farley by the Fourth of July committee.

Farley, considered a staple in the community, said he knows it won’t be an easy job but he’s up for the task.

 “I hope most of you are happy, anyways I’m thrilled. Also, a little bit shocked”, said Farley, as he thanked the committee for letting him lead the 234th annual celebration.

Bristol has the longest continuous Fourth of July celebration in America, now in its 234th year.

ABC6 will be covering the entire celebration as Rhode Island’s Bristol Fourth of July Parade station.

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