July 2, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FROM:

Kellie Cook
Parks & Recreation Director
334-595-0800


It’s almost time for the City of Prattville’s annual 4th of July Celebration and patrons can expect that the holiday will definitely go off with a bang!

The City of Prattville is proud to salute the original Fireworks Committee as Grand Marshals of the 2019 Independence Day Parade. Willis Potts, Buddy Buckner and Joe Mathis, were the original fireworks committee. Pat Owen joined the committee soon after and he and Joe Mathis remain as active members of the Independence Day Committee today. We are proud to honor all four of these gentlemen now, 30 years later.

The parade beings at 9:00 a.m. at the Autauga County Courthouse and will end at StanleyJensen Stadium. Float participants are encouraged to decorate their entries with patriotic colors. Children on bikes, tricycles and scooters are also invited to participate in this family-fun parade.

The annual Lion’s Club Bar-B-Q and Camp Stew Sale will take place at Pratt Park at 10:00 a.m. There will be music by Bama Breeze, a patriotic program, bake sale and arts and crafts.

The anticipated “Cardboard Boat Races”, sponsored by the Parks and Rec. Dept., begin at 10:30am, with teams creating their competition boats out of cardboard and duct tape. Prizes include: Longest floating boat, the Titanic award for most dramatic sink, most creative and more. For information, call 595-0800.

The annual fireworks presentation will be held at Stanley Jensen stadium. Gates open at 6pm with a concert by the high energy band “ESTABLISHED.” A children’s area with inflatable slides and bounce houses will also be on site. Fireworks begin at dark. The admission to this spectacular event is FREE and the public is encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. NO weapons, pets, flammable objects or bottles allowed.

For more information call the Parks and Recreation Department at (334) 595-0800.



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