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June 11, 2010 > Fremont Fourth of July Parade

Fremont Fourth of July Parade

Submitted By Patty Hitchcock

Organizations, volunteers and government entities are busy preparing for the biggest United States birthday party of them all. In a few short weeks, the Greater Tri-City area will be teeming with activities for gatherings of family and friends to celebrate the birth of our nation. Among the largest celebrations will be the annual Fremont Fourth of July Parade enjoyed by tens of thousands of spectators.

Each year, this parade moves to a different venue, usually one of the five historic districts of Fremont. Since 2003, this has been strictly a grass roots event. It began in 1999 as an effort of the City of Fremont but in 2003, budget cutbacks forced the city to step aside; citizens and area volunteers rallied to keep the tradition going, raising funds, planning the logistics and organizing every aspect of this massive undertaking. Financial support of this community gathering is solely from individuals, businesses and community groups. It is NOT funded by the City of Fremont.

Each year the Fourth of July Parade attracts tens of thousands of spectators along beautiful tree lined streets. "Stars and Stripes Forever," this year's theme will be held in historic Mission San Jose, and promises an extra special event. No matter what afternoon activities you have planned for the nation's birthday, mark your calendars for this special fun, free, and family friendly event. The Parade, down Mission Boulevard on Sunday, July 4, begins at 10 a.m., featuring marching bands, floats, equestrian units, balloons, and unique hometown entries; as well as, some surprise out-of-town entries. This year's Grand Marshal will be television personality, Spencer Christian.

Sponsorships, unique parade entries and contributions are still being sought. Any remaining funds from this year's parade are carried over to future parades. The parade committee reminds potential donors that the organization is an approved IRS non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. Special incentive packages are available for larger donors as well.

This year, the parade will begin on Mission Boulevard at Pine Street and continue along Washington Boulevard and Ellsworth Street to its completion. Don't miss this event to begin your celebration of our birthday. See you there!


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, large or small, please contact Patty Hitchcock at hprincess67@aol.com or Greg Green at we3greens@comcast.net.

Donations can be mailed to:
Fremont Fourth of July Parade
P.O. Box 1372
Fremont, CA 94538

Fourth of July Parade
Sunday, July 4
10 a.m.
Mission San Jose, Fremont
www.fremont4th.org


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