It will definitely be a red, white and blue 4th of July in Le Mars Wednesday, with a variety of acivities marking the Independence Day holiday. Activities include:
4th of July Parade
10 a.m. Starts at Le Mars Community High School parking lot. Line up at 9 a.m. Parade travels east on Eighth Street from the west parking lot driveway to Third Avenue Southeast, turns south and proceeds to the Plymouth County Veterans Memorial Park. Parade marshal Lt. Col. James Patrick (Jamie) Staver US Air Force.
4th of July Ceremony at Plymouth County Veterans Memorial Park
11 a.m. at the park. Guest speakers are Lt. Col. Ronald Theodore (Ted) Staver, US Army and Lt Col. Michael John (Mike) Staver, US Army, and CDR Mike Donlin, Medical Service Corps, US Navy (Retired), along with Le Mars Mayor Virgil Van Beek and Plymouth County Supervisor Chair Jim Henrich.
Noon - Lunch at Le Mars Convention Center upper level, freewill donation
Plymouth County Historical Museum
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flea Market in "Old Central" Gym. Concession stand open.
1 to 5 p.m. Root beer floats served in Miller's Lunch, museum fourth floor display (handicap accessible by elevator)
3 p.m. Free watermelon feed on the museum's lawn.
4 p.m. Red, White and Bluegrass concert. Free admission. Bring lawn chairs.
8 p.m. Le Mars Municipal Band 4th of July concert. Free admission. Bring lawn chairs. Refreshments by Le Mars Day Care, Inc.
Plymouth County Fairgrounds
10 p.m. Sky Show 2007 fireworks display. Tune to KLEM 1410 for a musical salute during the fireworks display.
Le Mars High School Class of 1947 will attend the day's activities as part of their 60th class reunion.