City Announces July 4th Festivities & Grand Marshals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:  Barbara Simpson, Cultural Arts & Special Events Coordinator, or (334) 595-0854

May 19, 2014

 

The City of Prattville has announced that this year's 4th of July Parade theme is once again "Salute to Honored Veterans, Heroes in our Hearts." In appreciation for their service to our country, the Prattville Independence Day Celebration Committee is honoring all Gulf War (Desert Shield & Desert Storm) Veterans as Grand Marshals this year at the Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Event on Friday, July 4.

Cars will be provided for those who would like to participate in the parade and a special section will be designated on the football field at Stanley Jensen Stadium for honored veterans at the evening fireworks event. All Gulf War (Desert Shield and Desert Storm) Veterans who would like to participate as Grand Marshals should contact the City of Prattville Special Events Office by June 10, 2014, by calling 334/595-0854.

The 4th of July Parade will be held on Friday, July 4, in Downtown Prattville. The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Autauga County Courthouse and will end at Stanley-Jensen Stadium. Companies and organizations, as well as families and children on bikes, tricycles and scooters are invited to participate in this fun, family-friendly parade. There is no charge to participate in the parade, but an application is requested and can be obtained on the event page on this website or at the Special Events Office at 203 West Fourth Street.

Other events included in the 4th of July festivities will be the annual Cardboard Boat Races at Pratt Pool, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department, and the Lion's Club annual fundraiser Bar-B-Q and Camp Stew Sale, held at Pratt Park at 10:00 a.m. The annual fireworks presentation will be held at Stanley Jensen Stadium. Gates open at 6pm with live entertainment and a patriotic program. Fireworks begin at dark. Admission is FREE and the public is encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. NO pets or glass containers will be allowed on the field.

For more information, call the City of Prattville's Special Events Office at (334) 595-0854 or the Parks and Rec Department at (334) 595-0800.

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