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Shawnee to celebrate 4th of July with Saturday parade

Elisabeth Slay
The Shawnee News-Star
Fourth of July

Shawnee community members can enjoy a Fourth of July celebration with a parade for children the morning of the holiday and with a celebration commemorating the 70th anniversary of South Korea Independence.

The event is hosted by the Shawnee Veterans Committee, which includes Veteran of Foreign of Wars, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans and it is a group event. 

The childrens’ parade will begin in the morning at 9:30 a.m. and will begin at Tenth Street and Union Street.

 The parade will start in the First Baptist Church parking lot and people will walk two blocks to the Veterans Memorial Park on Broadway Street. 

There will then be a celebration honoring the 70th Anniversary of South Korea Independence. Korean Veterans will be recognized with a coin memento.  A relative will be able to receive the coin if a Korean Veteran is unable to attend the celebration or is deceased. 

The children will receive a hot dog, chips, drinks and an American Flag during the festivities.  In addition, children 14 and under will receive a swim pass.

Safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be put in place and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be followed.