4th of July Celebration

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4th of July Celebration
2022 July Fourth Celebration - Time to Celebrate 
 
A bike parade will kick off the Cascade Township July 4th Celebration at 10 a.m. Monday, July 4. Decorate anything that moves – bikes, wagons, strollers, scooters and more – and meet us at 8:30 a.m. at Cascade Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 6655 Cascade Road SE.
 
Bike parade participants 14 and younger must wear a bike helmet per Cascade Township ordinance.
 
The famous community parade will immediately follow the bike parade and includes vehicles, floats, fire trucks and a community march.  Participants are asked to meet at the parade and march staging area at 8:30 a.m. at Thornapple Covenant Church, 6595 Cascade Road SE.
 
Portions of the roads along the parade route and all of Old 28th Street will be closed 9:30 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m. These sections are Cascade Road from Burton Street to Thornapple River Drive and 28th Street from Cascade to Thornhills. 
 
Games, carnival rides and music by Signal Point Band will begin at 11:30 a.m. Be sure to check out the giant book sale hosted by Friends of the Cascade Library 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be over 20,000 sorted books offered in all categories and at amazing prices worth celebrating, including bag sales and further price reductions beginning at 1 p.m.  All proceeds from the sale benefit the Cascade library and additional literacy programs across the KDL system.
 
Join us at dusk as we celebrate Independence Day with a bang. Watch the fireworks in Ada from any location in downtown Ada or at Legacy Park, 7430 River St. SE.
 
July 4th Parade Float Contest 
 
Cascade Township will again hold a July 4th parade float contest, challenging residents, neighborhoods, faith groups and businesses to come up with unique and fun floats. Get creative and grab streamers, balloons, flags, crepe paper, ribbons and anything else festive. 
 
This year’s float contest will offer two categories: 
  • Families and neighborhoods 
  • Faith groups, businesses and other organizations 
 
Meet us at 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 4 at Thornapple Covenant Church, 6595 Cascade Road SE, for judging based on spirit and creativity. No sign-ups are necessary. 
 
Winners in each category will receive a trophy and get to put the “winner” banner on their float during the parade. Winners will also receive recognition on the Township’s Facebook page and in its fall newsletter.
 
One float or vehicle per family, organization or neighborhood. Please note candy throwing from floats and vehicles is not allowed. Anything handed out must be done by walkers. 
 
Fireworks Reminder 
 
If you plan to set off fireworks for the Fourth of July holiday, please inform your neighbors. Military veterans, young children and pets may be negatively impacted by fireworks.  Please be conscious of creating fire hazards for your neighbors and of the Township noise ordinance. Remember: It’s illegal to ignite fireworks on public property.
 
 
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