St. Francis 4th of July Activities 2014

June 27, 2014

Join us for the City of St. Francis
4th of July 2014 Celebration
Parade, Food, Music, Fun and Fireworks!

It all starts at the new Civic Center site with a parade
& continues at Vretenar Memorial Park 4224 S. Kirkwood Avenue

Our City of St. Francis 4th of July Celebration activities offer a truly fun and affordable way to celebrate our Nations Birthday. We look forward to seeing you on the 4th of July in and around our community during the summer season. Summer in St. Francis is brought to you by many wonderful volunteers new and old that have dedicated their lives to making St. Francis the best it can be!

-9:00a.m. Gather at Lipton and Howard Avenues. for Parade Line up at the new Civic Center Site.
This is our annual Red, White and Blue community and youth parade…just decorate to participate
Businesses and groups are invited to have a float or unit – call the number below to register.
-9:30a.m. – Judging of Bikes/Trikes/Wagons - decorate your own way, judging by Miss St. Francis with Trophies! Many first ever trophies have been awarded to our St. Francis youth! – up to 12 yrs old
-10:00a.m. – Parade begins – Howard to Packard to Lunham ending in Vretenar Memorial Park
-10:30a.m. – Ice Cream cups for everyone distributed at the park – Lunham Avenue entrance -----– Park Concessions Open (closes at 9:00p.m.) – Low family priced food for everyone!
Hamburgers, Brats, Hot Dogs, Nachos, Popcorn, Ice Pops, Water & Soda, – Beer/Wine cooler concession tent also opens - concessions support July 4th festivities and volunteer groups who help
------ Visit the St. Francis Historical Society and Municipal Development Committee tables
– Info and some giveaways till 1p.m.
-11:15a.m. – Flag Raising Ceremony – Awards presented for Red, White and Blue Parade entries
-11:30a.m. to 4p.m. – Free Bounce Houses for the kids brought to you by Music on the Move Plus
-11:30a.m. to 5:00pm – Free Children’s Games (ages 4-10), Children’s Craft Barn, Summer Cool Youth Showcase & Free Petting Zoo Opens
-Look for treasures in the sand –relay races and more
-12:00p.m. – Sign up for Horse Shoe Tournement -at the horseshoe pits
-1:00p.m. – Horse Shoe Tournament begins
-1:30p.m. – Talent Show (park band shell) – youth of our community show your stuff (ages 4-18)
Call number below for information
-5:30p.m – 9:15p.m. Live Music with “76 Juliet”
-9:15p.m. – FIREWORKS

St. Francis is all about YOU. So we need all of YOU to come and join your community it this day of celebration.
The 4th of July Commission would like to thank the City of St. Francis staff and City Common Council members for their support and assistance. Also special thanks go out to the businesses who are participating in the parade and who have contributed with donations.

Let us borrow your memories of 4th of July for the St. Francis Historical Society
Bring your old 4th of July photos to the St. Francis Library by June 22nd – we will take good care or scan them.
Photos in the Park or Lakefront preferred, but all are welcome.

We acknowledge the time and dedication of the 4th of July Commission members. They include: Chair, Gail Kolvenbach, Treasurer, Donna Klug, Secretary, Chris Osburn and Members: Rick Spear, Ray Klug,
Ben Opala, Joel Sills and Eric Borkowski - Fireworks Manager, Rick Hackl
City Common Council Representative: Alderwoman Sue Bostedt

Further information and applications are available at City Hall and the Library.
Call Chair, Gail Kolvenbach with questions 414-744-3053

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