Veterans Invited to Ride in Special Float
For a patriotic hometown American experience, join the festivities at the City of Heath’s Annual Independence Day Parade on Saturday, July 4.
Parade entry awards will be presented during a patriotic celebration immediately after the parade in Towne Center Park featuring a live barbershop quartet and free popsicles.
Staging for the parade is at 8 a.m., judging and awards are at 8:30 a.m., and the parade begins at 9 a.m. at Amy Parks-Heath Elementary School at 330 Laurence Drive.
A Best Decorated Award is presented in several categories including: Float; Bicycle; Wagon/Stroller; Golf Cart; Off-Road Vehicle; and Antique Car. There are also awards for Best Costume; Most Patriotic Pet; Most Spirited; and the Mayor’s Award.
The City’s Special Events Board is encouraging a little friendly competition among neighborhoods with a new award for the BEST NEIGHBORHOOD/HOA FLOAT!
As always, the City of Heath invites veterans from any branch of the U.S. Military to ride in the parade on the Veterans Float.
“We have this float so that our community can honor our veterans for their extraordinary gift of service,” said Heath Mayor Lorne Liechty. “It is because of them and the many other brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces that we are able to celebrate independence.”
Active members of the military are also encouraged to ride or march in the parade. For more information, please contact Norma Duncan at 972-771-6228.
City of Heath offices will be closed in observance of the holiday on Friday, July 3 and resume normal business hours on Monday, July 6.
Please plan ahead for brief traffic delays. The intersection of Laurence Drive and FM 740/FM 1140 will be closed during the parade from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on July 4.
A Best Decorated Award will be presented in several categories of the City of Heath’s Annual Independence Day Parade on July 4, including the NEW Best Neighborhood/HOA category. Awards will be presented during a patriotic celebration immediately after the parade in Towne Center Park featuring a live barbershop quartet and free popsicles.
This event is made possible by the following sponsors: