Participants invited to join upcoming Fowlerville 4th of July Parade
With the Fowlerville 4th of July Celebration fast approaching, participants are invited to join the evening parade. As in the past, the parade will line up at Veterans Drive on the west end of town and then proceed along Grand River Avenue through the Downtown to the St. Agnes Catholic Church parking lot.
Brandon Denby, the chair of the organizing committee, urged churches, organizations, businesses, and interested individuals to take part. While reservations are not required, if you’d like to reserve a spot or have questions email Michelle Soli at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Line-up begins at 5:45 p.m. and the parade steps off at 7 p.m. Joe Hune, the former Fowlerville state legislator, will once again serve as the emcee.
“With the celebration having been cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make the overall event as big and entertaining as possible,” said Denby. “Having a nice parade with lots of entries is a great way to do that.”
He noted that floats, marching units, classic cars, tractors, horses, and decorated bikes among the types of entries that are welcome to take part. Denby added that elected officials and political candidates are also welcome.
The parade, followed by the fireworks display at 10 p.m. (dusk), are the highlights of the celebration. The First Baptist Church of Fowlerville is planning to hold their “God & Freedom” activities during the afternoon prior to the parade, while the Fowlerville United Brethren Church will host various activites after the parade.
“We’ll have inflatible bounce houses for the kids, along with musical entertainment,” Denby noted, adding that food vendors will be located at the Park and fairgrounds prior to the fireworks—two main areas where people can view the display.
Denby said that a map will published in next week’s issue of the News & Views, detailing the location of the various activities, where food trucks will be available, and areas where the fireworks can be viewed.