Schedule of events for Eagle Point July 4th

It’s beginning to look a lot like  4th of July in Eagle Point. And, of course, that means the streets have been striped, many weeds have been mowed or will soon be, and by Thursday night everyone will be putting everything from trash cans (even some Go Green containers) to booths, porta potties and bleachers in place.
 

Eagle Point takes great pride in its hometown 4th of July festivities.
You won’t find the naked lady (or man) and you aren’t supposed to see
hard candy being thrown from floats. But, you’ll see lots of kids,
horses, bicyclists, pooper scoopers, some pretty nifty floats, and , of
course the Cam-Dietrick clan are the honored Grand Marshals.
   
The
parade begins at 11 a.m. from the high school parking lot. But before
that, the Grange will have breakfast from 7-11 at the Grange Hall,
(Shasta and Main). This is the beginning of a day of meeting and
greeting as long time residents and those who have moved away gather,
along with those who may be experiencing the day for the first or
second time. Breakfast includes pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, coffee
or tea. Adults $6 and children six and under, $3.
   
The Fun
Run gets underway at 8 a.m. sharp in front of Bob Moore park. There is
a one miler and a five km fun walk/run with numerous awards immediately
after the event.
   
Parade judging is at 9:30 with registration running from 8-10:30 at the high school parking lot.
   
Vendor booths open at 9 a.m. Be sure to take time to stroll Main St. and visit the many booths.
   
The US Air Force will have a flyover just prior to the parade, between 10:45 and 11 a.m. with the parade starting at 11 a.m.
   
Children’s activities will go on from 9-11 and after the parade at Campus Life, across from the library.
   
Dan
and Penny Nelson  are bringing out their karoke system for
entertainment downtown and then they will have special show which we
are told is very popular elsewhere in the valley. They will also make
your appearance into a CD for just $5.
   
The ever-popular lawnmower races go on the granite parking lot at EPHS shortly after the  parade.
   
Events
move to the Eagle Stadium at 6 p.m. with the karoke providing
entertainment  and concession stand providing food until dusk when the
fireworks begins.
   
Half-time at the fireworks always
features the Lions Club’s Skydiver Parachute event. Those who purchase
a paper plate for $1 or six for $5 at the Lions booth downtown or at
the stadium early in the evening will have a chance to earn several
hundred dollars if one of the parachutists lands on your plate. It is
always exciting to see them dropping out of the dark onto the field.
   
For
the newcomers, the first half of the fireworks moves a bit slowly as
each fireworks is purchased by a person or a business and they are
acknowledged. The second half of the show is presented by the Eagle
Point Community Association with "no commercial interruptions."
   
Enjoy
the day and remember, the sheriff’s unit along with numerous area
police officers will be looking for those violating the law or
suspected of being under the influence on Hwy. 62 in the Eagle Point
area the night of July 4th.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

Speak Your Mind

*