Plans are underway for the 98th annual Lawncrest Fourth of July celebration.
The theme will be “Riding Into the Future.”
The festivities will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, with a parade along Rising Sun Avenue, from Martins Mill Road to the Lawncrest Recreation Center at Comly Street. The parade grand marshals will be longtime neighborhood activists Marge Simon, Art Kramer, Peggy Kramer and Phil Grutzmacher.
The recreation center will host all the day’s activities, starting with an American flag-raising ceremony.
The day will also feature a flea market, car show, children’s rides, live bands, magic show, bingo, drill teams, a paintball tent, a dunk tank, a food court and fireworks at dusk.
The rain date will be Saturday, July 6.
Anyone who wants to register a classic car can contact Paul at Universal Motor Sports at 215-205-2129.
Anyone who wants to be a vendor at the flea market can call Steve Landsman at 267-467-0034.
Donations can be sent to Lawncrest 4th of July Committee, P.O. Box 24656, Philadelphia, PA 19111.For more information, call Steve Cartledge at 215-651-8470 or Jean Pleis at 215-728-0206, or email firstname.lastname@example.org ••