The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

June 19, 2014

Pella 4th of July celebration schedule

Friday, July 4

9:30-11:30 a.m. – Fishing in Caldwell Park (poles and bait provided) in Caldwell Park.

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Tours of the Vermeer Windmill, Gardens and Gift Shop10 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Tours of the Scholte House and Gardens (lemonade and cookies served)

9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Pony Rides with Teresa Vander Hart in Franklin St.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Games and activities in Central Park including Frog jumping contests, inflatables (provided by Marion County Bank), ladder golf, gunny sack races, dunk tank, bean bag toss and more.

1:30 - 3 p.m. – Parade down Franklin St. (from Scholte Church to West Market Park).

4 - 7 p.m. – Swimming at the Aquatic Center.

7 - 8 p.m. – City Band concert at the Tulip Toren.

9:45 p.m. (or dusk) – Fireworks - East of Madison School.

Food stands will open at 9 a.m. and stay open after the parade.

Parade Information

Kids – Enter bikes, trikes, small floats, pets or characters.

Adults – Enter units from businesses, organizations, neighborhoods.

Meet before 1:30 p.m., by Trinity Church (407 Franklin St.) – Prizes awarded

To submit entries or ask questions, call Paul Kingma at (641) 780-6785, (641) 628-3001 or the Pella Chamber Office at 628-2626

Special thanks to Midwest Sanitation for providing kybos on Franklin St. west of University St. in front of Eye Care Partners.

Rain date – Sat., July 5.

The City of Pella and the Fourth of July Committee request that parents control their children from entering the street during the parade on the Fourth. They are very concerned for the safety of the kids. It is imperative that children do not enter the street at any time during the parade. All parade participants are asked to NOT throw candy, etc. from any unit in the parade. All parade participants giving out candy, etc. will have individuals at the edge of both sides of the street on the parade route. Thank you for your cooperation.

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