The 4th of July is a wonderful day to celebrate our country and our community. Please join us at Glenn Hall for The River Park 4th of July Firecracker Parade and festivities. There are many changes in store for this year’s event.
7:15 -8:30am The day kicks off with The Buffalo Chips Running Club’s 5 miler and kids (10 and younger) half-mile race fun run. (for race info, please check out the Buffalo Chips 4th of July Race article in this edition of the River Park Review).
9:00am As the runners are finishing their race they will be greeted to the sounds of DJ Lady Char and some very special guest Caleb Greenwood student DJ’s playing all of your favorite oldies. There will also be many local vendors selling their hand made crafts and goods, along with many wonderful local businesses.
There will be lots of fun games and activities for kids of all ages. We will be having of carnival games and contests and activities. This year the Mother’s Club will be providing an inflatable obstacle, River Park Soccer will be out there with Human Foosball, and River Park Baseball will be there with a Dunk Tank. Do you like contests? We will have them. There will be a Water Balloon Toss, Hula Hoop Contest, Potato Sac Races and a Pie Eating Contest (for the adults). Spots will be limited on some of the event so please come early and sign up. Prizes will be given to the winners. We are also excited to have a free Tapigami Lab for the kids. What is Tapigami you ask? Come and find out. The RPNA will also be raffling off many great prizes donated by the community.
9:30 the Classic Car Parade will start at Ciavarella Field. The parade will head down Moddison Ave. to Carlson Dr. then to Glenn Hall. This year the parade will also be including motorcycles.
10:00 The Firecracker Parade begins on Camellia Ave. right next to Caleb Greenwood. The paraded follows the Classic Car/Motorcycle Parade down Carlson to Glenn Hall Park. Everyone is welcome to march in parade. Decorate your bike, wagon, scooter and yourself. There will be a bike/wagon/scooter-decorating contest. Prizes will be rewarded for best bike, wagon, scooter and costume.
This year there will be a free Bike Check at the Glenn Hall tennis courts.
We are very excited to have some great food this year. Have you ever had pizza cooked from a fire bake oven on a vintage truck? We are excited to have the Flour Dust Pizza Truck this year. Roxy’s Deli will be serving up some of their delicious sandwiches. Your kids will come running for this food truck, The Meltdown Ice Cream truck will be there and much, much more. Come Hungry!
RPNA members please stop by the RPNA booth to pick up your freebies. You can also renew your memberships. If you are not an RPNA member, now is a great time to sign up.