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2009 Freedom Days
Galveston’s Fourth of July Parade and Celebration
News Release
Friday, May 15, 2009

Come Fourth and join us in the fun at Galveston’s 4th of July Parade and Celebration! This year we are honored to have KPRC-Local 2 Chief Meteorologist, Frank Billingsley, as our Parade Marshall. Join us in thanking him for keeping our community “in touch” this past year!

It’s not too late to participate. Decorate your bicycle, tricycle, golf cart, skates, horses, wagons, carriages, floats, or any other favorite mode of transportation and join us in the parade! Strike up the band and march with us! We welcome all organizations, businesses, civic, church and musical groups, individuals and families. Participation in the parade is free and fun for the entire family. Registration Form

Join us along the parade route to celebrate with local civic organizations and families, and salute those who have ensured our nation’s freedom! The parade begins at 10am at the Galveston Railroad Museum on 25th Street, heading south and winding its way through historic downtown Galveston, from Postoffice Street to 21st Street, north on 21st Street to Strand, then west on Strand to 25th Street. The parade will take place (light) rain or shine, but in the event of threatening weather, we will proceed indoors at the Galveston Railroad Museum for the festivities.

The parade is immediately followed by a celebration of our nation’s birth at the Galveston Railroad Museum, 123 Rosenberg (25th) Street. The celebration will include musical entertainment by Sparky Koerner and a patriotic program hosted by Joe Huff of Galveston College. Hot dogs and lemonade refreshments will be provided by our organizers and Sweet Leaf Tea will be on hand to provide their delicious brews.

Sponsors and organizers of the July Fourth celebration include, Galveston College, Galveston County Marine Corps League, Detachment #668, Galveston Lion’s Club, the Sons of the American Revolution - Bernardo Galvez Chapter, the Galveston Railroad Museum, the Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership, and the City of Galveston. For more information about the parade and how to participate, contact Kathy Modzelewski at 409-762-3617 or by email at galvestonsjuly4th@gmail.com.






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