July 4th parade in Lawncrest

The Lawn­crest Ju­ly 4th Cel­eb­ra­tion will mark its 99th an­niversary this year, with the theme be­ing “A Strong Com­munity.”

A parade will kick off at 9 a.m. at Rising Sun Av­en­ue and Mar­tins Mill Road. It will travel south on Rising Sun Av­en­ue to Lawn­crest Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, at Comly Street, where the day’s activ­it­ies will take place. The grand mar­shals will be the past pres­id­ents and mem­bers of the Wo­men’s Club of Lawn­crest. Gary Weaver will be honored for his vo­lun­teer work with the Ju­ly 4 com­mit­tee. Any­one in­ter­ested in par­ti­cip­at­ing in the parade can call 215-342-4212 or 215-203-4071.

An Amer­ic­an flag-rais­ing ce­re­mony will be con­duc­ted by loc­al vet­er­ans fol­low­ing the parade. A flea mar­ket will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. To be­come a vendor, call Steve at 267-467-0034.

Oth­er activ­it­ies will in­clude a food court (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.); car show (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.); paint­ball (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.); chil­dren’s rides (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.); live mu­sic­al en­ter­tain­ment (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.); and bingo (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

There will also be a ma­gic show, per­form­ances by drill teams, raffles, games, prizes and T-shirt sales. The cel­eb­ra­tion will con­clude with fire­works at dusk. 

The rain date is Ju­ly 5.

The budget is $31,000. Dona­tions can be sent to Lawn­crest 4th of Ju­ly Com­mit­tee, P.O. Box 24656, Phil­adelphia, PA 19111. Call Steve at 215-651-8470 or Jean at 215-728-0206. Or, email lawn­crestju­ly4th@hot­mail.com ••

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