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Confusion, surprise after parade canceled in Woodstock

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People in Woodstock were surprised, and in some cases upset, when they arrived on Main Street Thursday morning to find the Fourth of July parade had been canceled.

City officials posted the decision on the city's web page just after 7 a.m., less than three hours before the scheduled start of the parade.

"They were supposed to send out an email letting us know if it was still on, or if it had been canceled, and there was nothing," said Woodstock resident Heather Hyman. She'd planned on attending the parade with her niece and son after running the 5k fun run early in the morning.

"There were already people up there with chairs this morning, setting up for what we thought was going to be a parade," she said.

With city offices closed for the holiday, parade organizers could not be reached for comment as to why they waited until the morning of the parade to cancel it.

Other cities across metro Atlanta, like Sugar Hill and Covington, gave residents plenty of advance warning, canceling their Fourth of July events on Tuesday.

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