EP July 4th committee selects theme for 2008

The 2008 July 4th Committee reviewed last year and checked over plans for this year’s festive event at their initial meeting. The next meeting will be  April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Ashpole Center. Everyone interest in helping with the event is asked to attend.
    
Several ideas for a theme were discussed. Consideration was given to the ability for parade participants to relate to the theme. The committee selected "The Bounty of America" as the theme. It was felt this theme would allow many opportunities to follow the theme, from having floats with produce to anything that contributes to making this a great country-whether it is senior citizens or freedom of the press.

This year July 4th is on a Friday.
   
The Parade Marshal(s) will be announced at a later date after they have been invitee and have accepted.
   
Glassware
is needed for the dime toss. Most anything, except flat pieces and huge
bowls, can be used for the event. Donated items may be delivered to
city hall.
   
Bunny Lincoln said Central Point will hold their
parade at 9:30, which should allow people enough time to also
participate in the Eagle Point Parade.
   
Following the July
4th meeting, the Eagle Point Community Association held their monthly
meeting. They will hold their annual meeting on April 21 following the
next July 4th meeting and at that time, they will elect officers for
the coming year.
   
A report was given on the Exotic Dessert
Auction. As previously reported, it had record attendance. However, the
gross was just half of the previous year due primarily to the slowdown
in the housing market. The Eagle Point community Association and the
Eagle Point High School Boosters Club each received $2,640. The
Boosters will be sharing their proceeds with some high school groups.
   
For
more information on either of the groups, contact Bunny Lincoln at
944-2446, Leon or Edith Sherman at 826-4974 or Joni Parsons t 826-7151.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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