Globe — Join in the fun and celebration of America’s 236th birthday, and to make it extra special, we will celebrate Arizona’s 100th year as a state. All of the excitement and festivity will go on all day on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Begin the day at 7:30 a.m. in downtown Globe with a performance of the Globe-Miami Centennial Band in front of the Center for the Arts. Stick around for the grandiose of a column of Harley-Davidsons piloted by the American Legion Riders escorting our nation’s and our state’s banners through downtown at 8:45 a.m.
Following the flag will be the start of the annual Patriotic Parade. But, parades don’t sprout out of the ground! Enter your business, church, civic organization, or family in the parade. Pick up entry forms at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce today. The more entries, the more fun for everyone.
Come to the Globe Community Center at 11 a.m. to the Centennial Festival. There will be BBQ served by the Legion Riders, a jumping castle for the kids courtesy of Globe Skating Rink, and live performance by the band Grey Wolf throughout the day. Adult refreshments will be available at the designated garden, and shaded areas set up across the park for the public.
We are proud to announce Globe-Miami native Monica Gomez-Kannegaard will offer a stellar a cappella performance of the National Anthem to signal the start of parade and celebration. Monica is a 2002 graduate of Miami High School and is married to fellow native Lucas Kannegaard. Monica is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Studies at the University of Phoenix. The couple are also expecting the delivery of their first child soon.
We have invited the entire Copper Corridor to celebrate with us this year. Be sure to greet them, and see how you can make this year’s celebration even better yet.
A special entry in the Copper Corridor independence Day Parade is being put together to honor our recently returned servicemen and women.
Service members who have returned home from serving in any branch of the military within approximately the last two years are welcome and encouraged to join the group.
Contact Jesse Bryant at 928-200-6348 for questions or to add yourself to the parade entry. Parade entry forms are still available at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce. Do your part to make this year’s parade memorable.
The grand marshal for the Fourth of July Parade will be Sgt. Derek Reigel of Ft. Huachuca. A 22-year career soldier, he has been deployed to Iraq twice, and has served in Korea and Germany in the calibration of sensitive Army instruments.