MORGANTOWN – The Celebration of America Committee has put together quite the celebration for this year’s July 4th festivities.
The Celebration will hold all the standard events, like band concerts, a Grand Parade, and fireworks, but there will also be a Patriotic Window Decorating Contest for downtown businesses, as well as a Bicycle Decorating Contest.
The deadline to enter a business window in the 15th Annual Patriotic Window Decorating Contest has already passed. Winners will be announced on July 4.
All young cyclists entering their bikes in the Bicycle Decorating Contest will get to lead the Grand Parade down High Street. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes given for age groups Up to 7, 8 – 11, and 12 – 15. Kids can either meet at the parking lot beside the public Safety Building with their bikes already decorated at 4 p.m., or come early at 3 p.m. to decorate. Materials will be provided for free. After the parade, awards will be given to winners at the ceremonies following the Grand Parade at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater. Helmets must be worn by all cyclists, and a responsible adult is required to sign the entry form. Call Rebecca Davis at 304-328-5491 for more information, or if you have questions.
Parade Director Donald Davis is still looking for entries for the Grand Parade. All participants are welcome, and the only requirement is that you wish to celebrate our Country’s birthday. Any individual, business, organization or group, including all fair and festival queens, who wish to participate, should submit entry information before June 2.
Email Mr. Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an entry form that you can fill out and email back to him.
Schedule of Events
(all events at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park unless otherwise noted)
11 a.m. Morgantown Municipal Band performance
3 p.m. Bike Decorating (free decorations supplied; parking lot by the
Public Safety building on Spruce St.)
4 p.m. Bike Decorating Contest Judging (parking lot by the Public Safety
building on Spruce St.)
5 p.m. High Street Grand Parade
6:30 p.m. Manette Steel Drum Band
7:30 p.m. Community Awards
8:30 p.m. Mon River Big Band
Dusk (9 p.m.)Fireworks
If you would like more information about participating in Celebration of America events, please email email@example.com or call 304-599-2001 Monday through Friday.