Next week is July 4th - our nation's birthday! Many of us celebrate cookout's, friends, family and baseball games - and of course fireworks! We wanted to share some fun facts and local events. However you choose to celebrate, we wish you a safe and relaxing holiday!
The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 2, 1776; the date of celebration was later revised when the final version was adopted 2 days later, July 4, 1776. However most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776.
The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men representing the 13 colonies.
Three U.S. Presidents actually died on July 4th. John Adams & Thomas Jefferson actually died within hours of each in 1826. James Monroe died in 1831. Adams & Jefferson were the only signers of the Declaration who went on to be President.
Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President was born on July 4, 1831
31 places have “liberty” in their name; 4 of them are in Iowa.
11 places have “independence” in their name.
5 places have “freedom” in their name.
5 places are called “America”.
1 place has “patriot” in its name.
AREA FIREWORK SHOWS
Kaboom Town! Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Addison Circle Park
Spirit of Coppell Patriotic Parade Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9 a.m.
The parade kicks off at the corner of Samuel Blvd. and Parkway Blvd., where it will proceed on Parkway Blvd. to the Town Center Plaza.
In this busy season it is easy to miss some of the special holiday events that our area has to offer, and with the kids out of school and holiday visitors sometimes you are a loss of what to do and see. Here is a list of things happening in our area. In our last article we mentioned Plano events.
Watter's Creek first annual Parade, Pooches, and Patriots on the Green celebration. Festivities include kid and pooch patriotic parade and costume contest. Children of all ages are welcome to decorate their bikes, wagons, strollers and scooters to join the 15 minute parade. Canines should be on a leash and no motorized vehicles are permitted. Admission and parking is free. Prizes will be awarded.
Before and after the parade their will be clowns, face painting, and balloon artists. Families are also encouraged to bring care package items such as disposable cameras, hygiene products, phone cards, playing cards, AA batteries, energy bars, gum and small stuffed animals to donate for Soldier care packages.
Registration for the parade is from 11am - noon and is free. The parade begins promptly at noon. Winners will be announced at 1pm.
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm is located at 970 Garden Park Drive (US 75 and Bethany Drive) in Allen. Plano
Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve
Spring Creek Parkway @ Jupiter Road
Starting at 9:30 PM
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and the whole family to help celebrate Independence Day 2009 at Plano's All-American Fourth! Spectacular fireworks can be seen as the show is choreographied to music and simulcast on 97.5 KLAK.
The Allen Garden Club (AGC) will present their 2009 Spring Garden Tour, “Surprises, Big and Small”
You can wander through five beautiful private gardens along the tour this year. No matter your garden interest, you are sure to enjoy your tour. Get your tour book Puckett’s Nursery at 811 East Main Street in Allen for just a $10 donation. Tour books include a $5 coupon for purchases at Puckett’s Nursery.
Keep Allen Beautiful is a contributing sponsor of the tour.
This spring, Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm is proud to present “Big Screen on the Green,” a series of FREE films for the entire family. Each Thursday in May, families are invited to bring a blanket and watch an entertaining film on a gigantic two-story inflatable movie screen located in the heart of Watters Creek on the Village Green. No lawn chairs, coolers or alcohol permitted.
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm 970 Garden Park Drive Allen, Texas 75013
Live on the Green!
Each Friday and Saturday in May listen to an eclectic assortment of live local bands while enjoying a leisurely alfresco dinner on one of the numerous patios overlooking the stage on The Green. Music fans will enjoy dining alfresco and spreading their blankets on The Green to hear their favorite concerts. No lawn chairs, coolers or alcohol permitted.
Location: Watters Creek, 970 Garden Park Drive, Allen, Texas 75013
Saturday, May 02, 2009 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Each Spring, Collin County residents, ISD students and their families, local running enthusiasts, and representatives from businesses and organizations all come together for friendly competition and for a common cause– ACO Programs including Meals-On-Wheels & More Program and other services benefiting families in crisis in Allen, Fairview and Lucas. The event features the Annual Martha Janes Memorial 1-Mile Walk and a 5K. More Information.
Location: Downtown Allen
Sunday, May 24, 2009 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
A Civil War Encampment will take place with lots of activities for the family and food will be available. The Collin Co. Civil War Living Historians will conduct drill demonstrations, Dutch oven cooking, a military court martial, and show medical practices of the time. A blacksmith will also be on hand.
This week we will break away from the traditional Summer Sounds Concert Series for a Memorial Day Tribute Event that features Patriotic Music performed by the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Chorus. Celebrate Memorial Day with an evening of activities designed to honor our Veterans and Servicemen and Women. The event will conclude with a patriotic fireworks show!
Location: Joe Farmer Recreation Center Hillside Amphitheatre, 1201 E. Bethany