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>4th of July Information and Updates

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Fourth of July Executive Board is planning the 2009 Parade and Celebration events and plans to incorporate Centennial related events and themes into its annual presentation that receives several hundred thousand viewers. The popular parade is always held on July 4 and is approx. 100 years old now.

With 2009 Centennial Celebrations underway, many local groups and citizens have expressed interest in participating in the parade. Some changes will take place to accommodate the many requests. Among them are the fees for parade entries. It now costs $300 per non-profit organization to walk in the parade. Another change will be the length of the parade. In an effort to keep to the mandated parade timeline, pre-parade activity will be kept to
a minimum. Do you want to get in? Here's what you must do:
New Entry Fees for the 2009 Parade are as follows:
• Have a $300 Entry Fee for your non-profit walking group- Non profit 501(C)3 status must
accompany application.
• $500 Entry Fee for any non-profit vehicle whether car or float. Non profit 501(C)3 status
must accompany application.
• $1000 Entry Fee for any Commercial entity (30 Ft or less) or any other entry without
non-profit status.
One entry per fee, if you require two entries a double fee will apply.

Each year monies needed to produce the celebration are raised from donations and sponsorships. It is anticipated that this year will be especially difficult because sponsors are also being asked to contribute to the city’s Centennial celebration. Therefore, the parade committee can't waive fees for any organization wishing to
enter the parade.

The HB Automobile Dealers and Antique Car owners are struggling too, thereby limiting the number of available cars donated for parade use. For the first time the Board must ask parade entrants to provide their own vehicle with insurance requirements as listed in the parade application. If you cannot, please contact me, Patricia Stier, Executive Director, at



This calendar does not guarantee accuracy of information as events are subject to change.

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