Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Celebration

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Mary Spera

Our city's Fourth of July celebration begins with our children.  Those participating in the kids' parade line up at 5:45.  Kids' parade lineup is on Tenth Avenue (north side of City Hall).  The kids' parade begins at 6:30.  

The main parade follows immediately afterward.  Lineup for the main parade is on Eleventh and Railroad avenues.  The parade travels on Main Street.  No registration is required, but all participants are asked to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the parade, to allow for lineup and judging.  

For the safety of viewers, participants in the parade are asked not to throw anything from their entries; instead, please have someone walk alongside your entry, and hand out the items.  ATTENTION HORSE CLUBS:  Please provide a cleanup person to follow and clean up after your horses.

If you have questions about the parade, contact Wally Zychowski ("Za-HOSS-key") at 906-563-5746. 

After the parade, the City Band will play at the band shell (next to City Hall). 


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Photo by Mary Spera

At dusk, our Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) puts on a fireworks display that is known throughout the region to be one of the very best.  A page full of pictures won't do it justice.  Come see it for yourself.