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11th Annual Patriot Cup Awarded to Beckley-Neher Family
The float was inspired by the patriotic song “America the Beautiful” and the family’s love of boating.
“We truly love everything about living here, and we thought the parade was a fun way to be part of the community,” said Jean Ann Beckley, adding that the parade coincided with their recurring summer reunion with the Neher family from Boulder, Colorado.
Inspired by the patriotic song “America the Beautiful,” the float was a nod to the many places the family has lived and celebrated Independence Day over the past 25 years.
“Paired with our love of boating, it was a natural theme with ‘all hands on deck’ to put it together,” Beckley said.
Mayor Kelly Burk presented the trophy to the Beckley-Neher family, which will be engraved with their names and placed on display at the Leesburg Town Hall. The family will be presented with a certificate of recognition during the August 14 Town Council meeting. The Patriot Cup competition is sponsored by Loudoun Now newspaper.
Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer