City of Prattville Finalizes Details for Independence Day Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kellie Cook, 334-358-0297 or

Bar-b-que, parades and fireworks! It’s time for the City of Prattville’s eighth annual 4th of July Celebration and you can expect that the holiday will definitely go off with a bang!

This year’s 4th of July Parade theme is “Happy Birthday America”. The parade beings at 9:00 a.m. at the Autauga County Courthouse and will end at Stanley-Jensen Stadium. Float participants are encouraged to decorate their entries in this year’s theme. Children on bikes, tricycles and scooters are also invited to participate in this family-fun parade. Grand marshals for this year’s parade are JT & Leanne with Mix 103.3.

The Annual Lion’s Club Bar-B-Q and Camp Stew Sale will take place at Pratt Park at 10:00 a.m. The club will also be offering pony rides, bake sales, arts and crafts vendors, and live entertainment for the community.

“Cardboard Boat Races”, sponsored by Prattville’s Dept. of Leisure Services, are scheduled to begin after the parade at the Prattville City Pool. The entry fee is $5.00 per entry and pre-registration is required. The boats will be assembled by simply cardboard and duct tape, the morning of the race, on the premises. Trophies will be awarded to winners of various categories including: Fastest Time, Most Decorative, and the “Titanic” Award (most dramatic sink). For more contest rules and information, call Leisure Services at 334-361-3640.

A patriotic program will begin at Stanley-Jensen Stadium at 6:00 p.m. Food vendors will be on site. There will be live entertainment by DJ Steve Haynes, The Prattville Pops and the Prattville Community Chorus. Fireworks will begin at dark. The admission to this spectacular event is FREE and the public is encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. NO pets will be allowed on the field.

The City would like to thank Colonial Bank for once again being our Fireworks title sponsor. “Colonial Bank is pleased to once again support Prattville’s Independence Day celebration. Our nation was founded on some of the same basic principles which guide Colonial Bank today – hard work, integrity, determination and trust,” said Jill Huffstutler, area administrator for the Montgomery region. “Additionally, at Colonial Bank we believe in family and community. Our support is a part of our commitment to Prattville and the many communities we serve,” Huffstutler said.

Other sponsors to be thanked include Prattville Chamber of Commerce, Ridout’s Prattville Chapel, Vinyltech and the Prattville Lion’s Club. According to Kellie Cook, Special Events Director, this year’s display will cost over $15,000. “We are very fortunate to have Colonial Bank come back on board as our key sponsor this year. We wouldn’t be able to host this family event without their support or the support of our other sponsors. Their sponsorship is truly appreciated by the citizens of Prattville and the River Region.”

For more information call the City of Prattville’s Special Events Office, at 334-358-0297 or visit the Special Events Department for the most up-to-date information.

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