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Independence Day Parade – If you are interested in participating in the parade please email me (only me please, do NOT Reply All). We will meet at the Chevron gas station at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, July 4, on the corner of Huntington Drive and Monterey Road. I will distribute wristbands (see note below on wristbands) to our scouts at that time. We will then be assigned our banners, and the parade will begin about 4:45 p.m. We will march down Monterey Road to Virginia Road, then enter Lacy Park where the parade will end. Parents and siblings are welcome to follow along with the parade on the sidewalk, or just meet your scouts at the end of the parade. Dress for the parade is full Class A uniform without sash. Service hours will be granted to our parade marchers.
Glowstick Sales Event – Following the parade, our scouts in the Salesmanship Merit Badge class will complete the badge by selling glowsticks in Lacy Park. Scouts who are not in the Merit Badge class are also welcome to participate. We will meet at the flagpoles on the east side of Lacy Park (near the Virginia entrance) when the parade ends, and start selling – this should be about 6:00 p.m. The sales event should last until about 7:15pm-7:30 p.m. Dress for the sales event is full Class A uniform without sash. We sold out our allotment of 1,000 glowsticks last year very quickly – so we got 1,200 this year, let’s see how quickly we can sell those. Rumor has it Mr. Riemers our Salesmanship Merit Badge Counselor awards In-n-Out gift cards to the winning sales team!
Flag Ceremony – We may be asked to participate in the flag ceremony that will occur before the fireworks show. Please let me know if you would like to be in this flag ceremony. Additional community service hours will be available for participants and if you need a flag ceremony sign-off for your rank advancement, here’s your opportunity!
Wristbands – Please note that everyone will need a wristband to enter Lacy Park on July 4. Scouts who march in the parade will receive wristbands when they check in with me before the parade. If you are participating in the sales event, but not marching in the parade, it would be best if you get your wristband prior to the parade on the 4th. Mr. Moffat has graciously organized picking the wristbands up and you can get them from his house (2280 Adair St., San Marino) as of today through the morning of July 4th. Please contact Mr. Moffat directly to arrange a time when you can pick up your wristband (email@example.com) or 213.505.2423.
Family members who wish to go into Lacy Park should obtain their own wristbands (see instructions below). If you will not be entering the park but wish to pick up your scout after the parade or sales event, plan to meet your scout at the Virginia entrance to Lacy Park, but note that there will be very limited parking in the area – you may need to park several blocks away. Or you could try to arrange a drive by pick up, which would be best coordinated by cell phone with your scout (I would suggest arranging a pickup a block or two from the park entrance as the block of Virginia in front of the park will likely be closed to vehicle traffic).
City of San Marino
2014 Fourth of July Celebration
How to Get Your Fourth of July Wristbands
Residents: Pre-sale wristbands will be available for $5 each. Proof of residency will be requested; bring an identification card displaying your address or a utility bill. Children 2 years of age and under are free.
Non-residents: Pre-sale wristbands will be available for $15 each. Children 2 years of age and under are free.
Sales: You may purchase wristbands from the locations listed below. Please note that days and times vary.
Recreation Department Sales: (until July 3) Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Crowell Public Library Sales: (until July 3) Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
City Hall Sales: (until July 3) Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Day of event: ALL wristbands purchased on the Fourth of July are $20 each (for residents and non-residents); children 2 years of age and under are free. For more information about the event, please call (626) 943-2627.