Newark Announces Theme and Events for Fourth of July
In following last year’s theme; this year’s theme is “Oh
Beautiful for Spacious Skies”; this is the second year of a 5 year plan following the song of America the Beautiful.
Events that will be occurring from June 29 – July 4th
Friday, June 29: Night time Fire Department Water Fights – downtown Newark
Saturday, June 30: Street Dance and Beer Garden
– downtown Newark. This year’s street dance will be unique as it will be a USO Night with Big Band Music. Dance Lessons will be provided and all Veterans will be honored during the night. Please come in Uniform if able.
Sunday, July 1: Community Picnic – Townhouse Park
Flag Retirement Ceremony - If you have a flag that needs to be retired please contact Derek Simmons, Scoutmaster – Newark Boy Scout Troop 42 to arrange a pickup or drop off. 815-695-5927.
Wednesday, July 4:
8:00 am Downtown Park –
Flag Raising Ceremony, followed by Duane
Christian singing the National Anthem.
8:00 am - Parade Line-up begins at the High
Categories for awards this year will be:
Best Theme Float,
Best Commercial Float,
Best Child Float
Best Horse (if you are competing in this event
you will need to have a cleanup person follow
behind your horse or you will not be allowed
9:00 am – Garden Club Planter Contest: Planters must be
at the Fire Station for judging 10:00 am – Parade Begins
10:00 am – 4:00 pm – the following shops and museums will be open
Misner Blacksmith Shop
Fern Dell Museum
Fern Dell School
After the Parade: there will be kid’s games, food vendors including: Friends of the Library – Pork Chop or Chicken
Dinner at the Fire Station; Incoming 8th Grade Fundraiser – selling hotdogs; Vic Stott selling his baked goods.
If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Christine Johnson at 815-695-9930 for a vendor packet.
We will also once again have the tractor show – for information regarding this, please contact Dave Elmore at 815-695-5935.
Silent Auction will be held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
If you have anything to donate to the Auction please contact Kristen Ness.