Planning Begins for Next Year’s 4th of July Celebration

By Walter Ruehlig

We are wasting no time for next year. Antioch has its July 4th mojo back!!!

Anybody who would like to sit on the steering committee for the 2012 July 4th Parade or come to one meeting to simply offer ideas is invited to a kickoff meeting at Bases Loaded at 3rd and G Street at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20th. The more heads the better.

We will try to get iced tea donated by the owner, Terry Karp. Anybody wishing to eat or have a drink on their own is welcome to do so.

Let’s brainstorm ideas on making next year’s Parade bigger and better; how to fund fireworks; and where to have the show and attendant entertainment (Riverfront, Deer Valley High, Antiioh High, Fairfgrounds??). I went to the Singing Flag in Concord and was really inspired.

Antioch need not take a back seat to anybody with our patriotic and family-centered populace; our long and colorful hsitory; and our unsurpassingly gorgeous Delta venue.

Bring your creativity and your enthusiasm. I have already heard a bunch of interesting ideas on fund raising.

Rivertown Jamboree has fallen by the wayside; Holiday Delites has been off and on. We will not lose this most American of traditions for future generations. We can and will make this happen. Our kids and grandkids deserve it.

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