The Annual July 4th Parade in Fremont, Ca. was cancelled in the face a world-wide pandemic. If Disneyland is closed; if you cannot visit a number of U. S. States without self-quarantining for two weeks; if you must prudently keep a distance of at least six feet between yourself and others who are not a part of your immediate household…how can you have a parade with all of the attendant hoopla and spectators?
So, the non-profit Fremont Fourth of July Committee decided to stage a Porch Parade!
Running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 4th, with live events on Facebook every half hour, the Porch Parade offers an opportunity for citizen involvement, since anyone can participate across the city. Homeowners, residents and business are asked to dress up porches, windows, and front yards in family-friendly displays to celebrate America’s 244th birthday.
The annual flyover with historic planes from the California Beech Boys and Commemorative Air Force starts around 10:30 and will buzz over police and fire stations, hospitals, and major grocery stores to pay tribute to those on the pandemic’s front lines.
Decorating awards will be presented for Most Patriotic residence or business property; Most Outstanding Decorations; Peoples’ Choice (with voting on-line) and Spirit of Freedom, decorations with the most inspiring messages.
Thank you to the Fremont 4th of July Parade Committee members including President Jesse Schaa, Treasurer Greg Green, Secretary Kathy Kimberlin, Sponsor Outreach Yogi Chugh and event coordinator Ray Pulver.
For more information go to the event website:Fremont 4th of July Porch Parade
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