Volunteers needed for Fourth of July celebration

June 5, 2017

July 4 large for websiteCome on down to Main Street for the annual old-fashioned Indepndence Day celebration and say “happy birthday” America…and to Clayton. This year marks the town’s 160th birthday; 1857 to 2017.

The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m. at Endeavor Hall. Hosted by the Clayton Valley/Sunrise Rotary Club. Breakfast is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

The highlight of the day is the Kiddie Parade down Main Street with hundreds of kids and dogs all decked out in red, white and blue.

They come on foot, on bikes and scooters, in strollers and on dad’s shoulders with streamers and flags waving in the breeze. No limit on the number of kids and no advance entry is required – just show up by 10 a.m. at the flagpole.

Other groups – from clubs and Scout troops to marching bands – need to enter for the parade by June 26. Fill out a parade application at www.cityofclayton.net or pick one up at City Hall. Cw Wolfe will be back on the grandstand as grand marshal and soprano Mechele Fong will start the parade with the National Anthem.

This magical day doesn’t just happen. It takes an army of volunteers to set up, organize and clean up. Volunteers are needed anytime between 6 a.m. and noon on Monday, July 4. Consider it your patriotic duty to lend a hand.

Call city clerk Janet Brown to sign up at 925.673.7304 or email jbrown@ci.clayton.ca.us.

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