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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Shawnee parade to honor Independence Day

  • The Shawnee Veteran’s Committee encourages citizens to show their stripes at the Fourth of July Parade.
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  • The Shawnee Veteran’s Committee encourages citizens to show their stripes at the Fourth of July Parade.
    “We sure want a lot of people to be in the parade and just get the kids involved, ride bicycles, anything you want to do,” Bill Ford, president of Shawnee Milling Company and head of the veteran’s committee, said.
    Those driving a vehicle in the parade will meet at Billy Boy Bar-B-Que, located at 120 W. MacArthur St., at 8:30 a.m. July 4. Anyone walking, riding bikes or otherwise participating in the parade will meet at First Christian Church on 1625 N. Broadway at 8 a.m. The parade will begin around 9 a.m.
    Free hot dogs and drinks will be provided for children in the parade. The only requirement is that participants be dressed patriotically in red, white and blue.
    The parade will meet up at the Veteran’s Memorial at 10 a.m., where there will be a celebration.
    “We sure hope everybody will get involved and bring their families,” Ford said. “It’s not a real formal deal, it’s just a parade of people getting together and showing their patriotism.”

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