JULY 4 CHILDREN’S PARADE SEEKS ENTRANTS
Spirited youngsters are invited to enter the annual Freedom Fest Children’s Parade, scheduled at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, at Yukon City Park, 2200 S. Holly. This dynamic event is coordinated by the friendly Mabel C. Public Library staff and energetic volunteers. Participation is FREE!
The parade course begins just north of City Splash pool and circles around the sand volleyball court and pavilion. Advance registration is now open at the library, 1200 Lakeshore Drive. Registration forms are available at the library or you can register online at http://submit.yukonok.gov/Forms/Parade. Participantsmay also register on-site beginning at 10:30 a.m. on July 4 north of City Splash pool. Parade categories include ages four and under, ages five to eight, ages nine through 12, and groups.
Participants should arrive by 10:45 a.m. for check-in and staging. Entrants line up, and the parade begins promptly at 11:00 a.m. The library staff leads the parade in playful costumes inspired by this Summer’s reading program theme: Universe of Stories.
Parking is available at Freedom Trail Playground or the Yukon Community Center.
Children are encouraged to wear patriotic costumes and boldly decorate their bikes, tricycles, wagons, pets or floats with a patriotic or other theme. No gasoline powered All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), please. An inspired description of the child’s parade entry is requested, which is read aloud as each child passes the judge’s stand. Judging the competition are City Councilwoman Shelli Selby, Ladies Library Club President Janice Timmie and Library Board Member Inez Andrews.
All participants receive a goodie bag, and the top three entries in each category receive an additional award!
The Mabel C. Fry Public Library is proud to be a part of Freedom Fest! For parade information, contact the library at 354-8232 or visit www.mabelcfrypubliclibrary.com (click on children’s programs). Sponsors of the parade are Zaxby’s and Pearle Vision Yukon.
For more information about Freedom Fest, visit the City of Yukon’s website at www.yukonok.gov/freedom-fest or contact Jan Scott at [email protected], 405-350-8937, or the Yukon Community Center, 405-354-8442.
Freedom Fest is hosted by the City of Yukon. Sponsors include YNB; The Kirkpatrick Family Fund; iHeart Media; 96.1 KXY; The Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts; Wesco Insurance Services; Schwarz Paving Company; OG&E; Tony & Beth Kouba; BOK Financial Securities; Williams, Box, Forshee & Bullard, P.C.; Arvest Bank; Integris Canadian Valley Hospital; Spanish Cove Retirement Village; Smith and Turner Mortuary; BancFirst; and Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Freedom Fest is one of Yukon’s best events. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do. To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.yukonok.gov.
The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The agency’s mission is to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry. The Oklahoma Arts Council provides more than 400 grants to nearly 225 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry and manages works of art in the Oklahoma Public Art Collection and the public spaces of the state Capitol. Additional information is available at arts.ok.gov.