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FOREST HILLS JOURNAL Your Community Press newspaper serving Anderson Township, California, Mount Washington, Newtown WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013 75¢ BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS Mt. Washington American Legion Post 484 members Fallis Wilkerson, left, and Glenn Johnson will be among the participants in the Post's Independence Day parade. The parade will be Wednesday, July 3, starting from Stanbery Park. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS More than 100 floats and groups participate in the annual Anderson Township Independence Day parade. FILE PHOTO July Fourth parade set to start earlier By Lisa Wakeland Those planning to watch the Anderson Township Independence Day parade will have to find a spot along Beechmont Avenue a little earlier this year. The annual parade begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4, and more than 100 participants will head from the township’s operations center, 7954 Beechmont Ave., to Anderson Towne Center, 7500 Beechmont Ave. Parade Committee Chairwoman Beth Charlton said they moved up the starting time because of the hot weather in the past couple years and to leave more time for the post-parade festivities. “We invite everyone to come out, and the parade has something for everyone from bagpipe players to the Shriners in their little cars to neighborhood groups and floats,” she said. “When the parade ends the fun begins at Anderson Towne Center. There are all sorts of activities for all ages.” The new parade start time IF YOU GO » What: Anderson’s Independence Day Parade » When: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4 » Where: Beechmont Avenue, with post-parade activities at Anderson Towne Center » Call 688-8400 or visit for details. means the entertainment, which includes music by Robin Lacy & DeZydeco and the classic car show, can also start earlier and leave time for other holiday plans. Businesses in Anderson Towne Center will have games, giveaways and a variety of activities, said Assistant Township Administrator Steve Sievers, who helps coordinate the annual July 4 parade. The parade will transition to the other festivities, and Sievers said they “hope it’s one continuous event.” The Parade Committee will award five prizes – best neighborhood, best business, best float, best patriotic display and most spirited – at Anderson Towne Center. There is also a photo contest and spectators can submit pictures of the parade. One winner, whose photo best represents the “Hometown Pride” theme, will receive a $50 Kroger gift card and have his/her photo displayed as a poster during Greater Anderson Days. Charlton said they’re expecting between 8,000 and 10,000 spectators to line up along both sides of Beechmont Avenue for the parade. “It’s a great community event and it’s the one time of the year in Anderson Township that we really bring the community together,” she said. “It’s a time to be patriotic and be with family and friends. ‘Hometown Pride’ is about being proud of your community and your country.” Beechmont Avenue will be closed between Nagel and Five Mile roads from 9:30-11:30 a.m for the parade, and a detour will be in place. FOOD LIVING HISTORY Rita shares her Aunt Margaret’s recipe for tomato preserves with a touch of lemon. Full story, B3 “A Legion of American History” is a new program coming to Anderson Township. Full story, A2 Mt. Washington Independence festivities July 3 By Forrest Sellers MT. WASHINGTON See EARLY, Page A2 Collection time Now you can get more for your dollar! In the next seven to 10 days your carrier will be collecting for your community newspaper. When you pay your carrier the monthly charge of $3.50 you will receive a coupon for $3.50 off a classified ad. Not only will you be helping to supplement your carrier’s income you will also be saving money doing it. This month we’re featuring Alex and Olivia Geiger. Alex is a sophomore at Turpin High School, plays on the basketball team, and will be a lifeguard at Turpin Swim Club this summer. Olivia is in third grade at Wilson Elementary. She has been on the Acrocheer Fliptwisters competitive tum- Contact us News ..........................248-8600 Retail advertising ..............768-8404 Classified advertising .........242-4000 Delivery ........................576-8240 See page A2 for additional information Anderson Towne Center Post-Parade Celebration Thursday, July 4th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m 7500 Beechmont Avenue ✭ ✭ ✭ CE-0000558821 — American Legion Post 484 will once again kick off its Independence Day celebration a day early. The Post will have its annual parade and “bike and trike” contest Wednesday, July 3. The bike and trike contest will be at 6:30 p.m. at Stanbery Park, where the parade will also commence. Registration for the contest will be at 6 p.m. Stanbery Park is located on Oxford Street near Plymouth Avenue. Participants are encouraged to decorate their bicycles, tricycles and wagons in patriotic colors. The parade will start at 7:30 p.m. and end at the Post, Entertainment by Robin Lacy & DeZydeco Parade Awards, Local Entertainment, Family Activities, Food & Car Show Olivia and Alex Geiger bling team for three years. In the summer she enjoys being on the Forest Hills Swim Club swim and dive team. For information about our carrier program, call circulation manager Steve Barraco at 248-7110, or email him at Vol. 53 No. 12 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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