3rd of July 2010 Celebration Updated: July 16, 2010
Annual Car Show!
Join or watch the annual car show as we kick off the parade! (participation in the parade is optional)
Cars will be available at Gude Park, (Laurel Lakes) until 4:00pm.
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Independence Day Celebration Thanks to You
Laurel Fourth of July Committee is indebted to the following
organizations and people for once again making our 2010 Independence Day
Celebration a Great day! It
is because of the many contributions throughout the year that makes it
possible for the committee to bring to our community another day of Fun,
Food, Family and Fireworks.
would like to thank the follow for the contributions large and small:
Carroll Independent Fuel, PNC Bank, Sons of the American Legion,
up the Night Sponsors
- Wayne and Nancy Becraft in Memory of Carol Bounds; Erika P. Tillery
dedicated to James & Betty Tillery; Peggy and Roy Kronmeyer
dedicated to Kelly Meiser; Shirley Sausnock dedicated to Gary
Fitzgerald; Kay Schweizer dedicated to "Little Bobby Burton";
Gail and David Krear Dedicated to George Krear; Donna Makowelski
dedicated to Victor Makowelski; Dale and Mary Lehman dedicated to the
Lehman Family; Joe Murchison dedicated to Ariel Briggs and Wallace
Murchison; Laurel Board of Trade in Memory of past LBOT directors,
Cecilia Tredway, Elizabeth Quill, Francis (Frank) Gosman, and Howard
Jesneck; Kristi Harmon dedicated to the Harmon Family and Teresa Crisman;
Diana Howard in Memory of Ralph Howard; The South Laurel Recreation
Council in Memory of Volunteers Walter Allen and Carol Bounds; Linda
Eddins dedicated to Betty Eddins. James McCeney; Savage Community
Association; Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary; Connie Binder;
Thomas P. Jedele; Sean Murphy; Chuck and Yvonne Struchen; Sons of the
American Legion; West Laurel Civic Association
- The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, Laurel Rescue Squad, Laurel
Amateur Radio Club, and the Laurel Citizens Police Academy Alumni
Don Pablo's and Comfort Suites
And, last but not least the continual
support from Mayor Craig A. Moe and the Laurel City Council.
This was our 32rd year and it is
because of the donations from our community that we are able to continue
this wonderful tradition year after year. Please remember that next year's
celebration is coming and the committee is already at work.
To make a donation please make checks payable to the Laurel
Fourth of July Committee, Post Office Box 416, Laurel, Maryland 20707.
With heartfelt thanks,
The Laurel 4th
of July Committee
Everyone is invited to enjoy our 33rd Annual Independence Day Celebration Parade, take part in the festivities during the day, and sit back and enjoy the fireworks at night!
- 9:30am Parade Line Up - 6th & Montgomery Streets
Antique and Classic Car Line-Up at 8th and Montgomery St.
- 11:00am Horseshoe contest - Gude Park (Laurel Lakes)
- 11:00am PARADE - Judging Stand - 4th Street in front of upper deck parking
- 1:00pm - 3:00pm FIELD EVENTS - for Children 12 and Under
- 3:30pm Car Show Awards
- 4:00pm GRAND OPENING -
Flag Raising/Pledge/National Anthem
Invocation - Rev. Warren Litchfield
- 4:30pm Reading of Parade Awards and Acknowledgments
- 5:00pm - 9:15pm Band - Oracle
- 7:00pm Mayor & Council Members - Welcome and Introductions Grand Marshals Recognized
- 7:15pm Acknowledgments and Committee's Awards
- 9:15pm FIREWORKS from the Lake
Cherry Lane and a section of Mulberry Street will be CLOSED before & during the fireworks display.
**All times are approximate**
RAIN DATE - FIREWORKS ONLY - SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011 - 9:15 P.M.
Working Dogs Only
No Alcohol Permitted
No Unauthorized Sales
Various vendors will be serving 4th of July specialties throughout the day in Gude Park!
Independence Day Celebration
The Laurel Fourth of July Committee (LFJC), an all volunteer
group, organizes and promotes many activities for our Nation's
Independence Day celebration. Most are apparent as you enjoy the day's
activities anticipating the evening's fireworks event.
Some are less obvious. We
spend nine months of the year preparing for the event but we cannot go
it alone. We coordinate among city and volunteer services for support.....the
Laurel Police Department, the Department of Public Work, the Laurel
Volunteer Fire Department and the Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad all
provide invaluable assistance and support to bring you the finest and
safest show in the area. But
it doesn't stop there. We
also receive assistance and support from the many business and community
organizations in the Laurel vicinity.
They invest time, sponsorships, and donations to bring you a
satisfying day of fun, refreshment and entertainment as a prelude to
what everyone is waiting to see - fireworks in Celebration of Our
Nation's 235th Birthday.
While some of you are having breakfast or finishing that last
cuppa Joe, the parade is queuing at 6th and Montgomery Streets.
There are an assortment of fire engines, antique and classic
cars, marching groups, elected officials, and city notorieties milling
about waiting to step off at 11ish.
Meanwhile at Gude Park, the vendors are getting situated, food
and drink prepared, and wares being mounted all in preparation for the
day's activities. Public
safety (police, fire and rescue) personnel and equipment are arriving
and setting up in strategic locations.
After the parade, head on over to Gude Park for some chow and
watch the children play the organized games or have a closer look at the
antique and classic cars on static display.
Please keep in mind that throughout the day and evening hours no
alcohol is permitted; only working dogs are allowed and unlicensed sales
are strictly prohibited. A
City issued licenses are required. Laurel Police officers will be
on duty to enforce these protocols.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
At 4PM we will formally open the festivities with the flag
raising, pledge of allegiance and National Anthem followed by an
thereafter, awards and acknowledgements will be announced by a committee
representative for best in show parade categories.
We welcome back the band Oracle at 5 PM.
They graciously accepted another invitation to perform this year.
They will play until "show time".
Local dignitaries will be introduced at 7 PM, comments presented
and the Grand Marshall will be recognized.
Then we will recognize our own.
The awards and acknowledgements will be announced by a committee
representative. We recognize
individual sponsorships, local businesses, committee members, and city
employees for their financial support or high level of performance or
It is just about show time. Grab
that last minute refreshment and settle back for the best fireworks show
in the area. Happy
Birthday America and may you have many, many more.
After the show, please exit slowly and orderly on foot.
Drive safely because we want you back next year to see what we
have planned for the 236th year of independence.
The planning is already in progress.
you and see you next year.