WWII Vets Named Grand Marshals for Parade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kellie Cook, Special Events Director, (334) 358-0297 or

June 29, 2011

The City of Prattville has announced that all World War II Veterans, including those who participated in the River Region Honor Flight, will serve as this year’s grand marshals for the city’s 10th annual 4th of July parade.

This year’s parade theme is “Salute to our Honored Veterans, Heroes in our Hearts”. “Our veterans were an obvious choice to serve as our grand marshals,” said Kellie Cook, Special Events Director for the City. “They are a true example of what a hero is, and have made so many sacrifices so we can enjoy our freedom.”

The 4th of July parade will be held on Monday, July 4th and begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Autauga County Courthouse and will end at Stanley-Jensen Stadium. Children on bikes, tricycles and scooters are invited to participate in this family-fun parade. There is no registration fee to enter the parade.

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. The admission to this spectacular event is FREE and the public is encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

The City of Prattville would like to recognize the businesses and individuals that sponsored the annual fireworks. Donations covered 100% of the cost of this year’s program. Sponsors to be recognized and thanked include:

River Region Honor Flight Academy Sports Goodwyn Mills & Cawood
Ridout’s Funeral Home Wilson Price Adams Drugs
Alabama Auto Insurance BankTrust Gillespie Tire and Auto
Gipson Tires Jackson Thornton Knology
Larry Puckett Chevrolet LaserCopy Palomar Insurance Company
Prattville–Millbrook Sunrise Rotary Universal Turbine AmeriFirst Bank
Arrow Pest Control Autauga Co. Republican Party BB&T
Baptist Hospital Central Alabama Electric Central Alabama Sign & Banner
Durbin Auto Parts Farmer Memorial Company Gilmore Ford
Highland Lakes Apts. Jim Gillian Real Estate Max Credit Union
Council President Mike Renegar Prattville Kiwanis Club Prattville Lions Club
Prattville Memorial Garden Real Estate Southeast Rep. Paul Beckman
River Bank & Trust Roscoe Williams Tri County VFW
American Legion Post 122 Autauga Home Supply Badcock Furniture
Cub Scout Troop 25 Daryl Greer, Edward Jones Ermon Richmond
First Community Bank First Electric Fountain City Florist
George Partridge Joe Hudson’s Collision Center Jose’s Cantina
Karen Tucker Catering Kinedyne Prattville Downtown Unlimited
Prattville Pickers Pratt Pub & Oyster Bar Reginald & Maxine Strickland
Sid Thompson Strock Agency T.T. Ray
Whit Moncrief Z-1, LLC
Grateful Americans in Diane Dr., Rosewood Dr. and Bedford Terrace Neighborhood
Aflac – Harold Grooms & B.J. Harris

City offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th and no garbage or trash will be picked up on that day. The Sanitation Department will run Monday and Tuesday garbage routes on Tuesday with no trash being picked up. Normal garbage schedule will resume on Wednesday, July 6. They will start picking up Monday’s trash routes on Wednesday, also.

For more information, call the Special Events Office, at (334) 358-0297 or visit the Independence Day event page on this website.

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