Thursday, June 18, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Community Pride, Country Proud on Independence Day

9-year-old Mya Rasar of Central College Math & Science Magnet School is the Rotary Club of Westerville's inspiration for the 2009 Westerville Independence Day celebration with her theme: Community Pride, Country Proud.

Here is the 2009 Westerville Independence Day Schedule:

6:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Registration for all Run, Walk & Children’s Run Events at Alum Creek Park

8:00 a.m. Rotary 5k Run & Walk

9:00 a.m. Rotary Children’s Fun Run 400 & 800 yard dash

9:15 a.m. Awards Ceremony at Rotary Amphitheater

1:00 p.m. Rotary Parade & W.A.R.M. Community Food Drive

▪ Estimated Parade Length: 3 hours
▪ The route: Heatherdown Dr. & State Street, then North on State to St. Paul’s Church.
▪ Bring non-perishables for the food drive! WARM volunteers will collect your donations during the parade!

The Westerville Uptown Merchants Association highly recommends Uptown Westerville as a place for most excellent parade watching!!

10:00 p.m. Rotary Fireworks Display

▪ Supported by The City of Westerville
▪ Launched from Alum Creek Park South and Behind Alliance Data.

(Fireworks Rain Date: Sunday July 5th - same time, same place!)

Erma Bombeck once observed:

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Westerville for making Westerville's July 4th Celebrations both memorable, meaningful, and big fun, year after year, so we can celebrate our community and country!

The Westerville Uptown Merchants Association wishes you a safe, fun Fourth!

Happy Birthday, America!!

Note: On June 29th, the start-time for the parade was moved from 1:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Photo image:Uptown Westerville is a place for parades from Linda Foor. ©2009 Brickstreet Communications. All rights reserved.

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