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Jun 29, 2014 1:20 PM by AP

False River boat parade will go on

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - The False River Fourth of July Boat Parade is back on after event organizers feared they would have to cancel it this year.

New Roads Mayor Robert Myer tells The Advocate the city is stepping in to take over and ensure the tradition continues, although it will be on July 5 this year.

The family that has organized the event for the past decade had said they had to give it up because of pressure from the state to obtain liability insurance and provide security patrols for the safety of participants. They said they weren't prepared to take on those obligations.

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