WELCOME TO OUR 125TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Today’s events are planned, directed, and financed mainly by the efforts of the all-volunteer Takoma Park Independence Day Committee, with the cooperation of the Departments of the City of Takoma Park and the Mayor and Council.
TPIDC is a small group of volunteers who work hundreds of hours each year to make the celebration a success. While a City grant covers about forty percent of the total cost of today’s celebration, TPIDC raises the remainder mainly by soliciting donations from local businesses, churches, civic and service organizations, and individuals like you. We also raise funds by selling raffle tickets and leasing vendor spaces.
Your financial support and volunteer help are greatly appreciated. You can make a donation through PayPal® at TakomaPark4th.org, or by check mailed to the Committee at 8003 Park Crest Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Anyone willing to volunteer a few hours of their time or to join the Committee, please call (301) 588-1635.
The TPIDC mourns the loss of Kay Daniels-Cohen, “the Kayster,” who died on February 20, 2014.
Wife of Jack Cohen ♦ Sister of the Famous Buddy Daniels ♦ Civic leader ♦ Community activist ♦ Local resident for 68 years ♦ Graduate of local schools ♦ Recreation expert and enthusiast ♦ The Gold Star City Council member ♦ Snazzy, glittery dresser ♦ A consistently positive friend and neighbor ♦ Motor mouth ♦ Excellent fundraiser whose own generosity set a standard ♦ Can-doer who started youth basketball ♦ Stick-it-in-the-ground naturalist who started youth gardens ♦ Caretaker of any and all feral cats ♦ Cheerleader for Takoma Park ♦ Lover of all things July 4th!
Friday, July 04, 2014
TAKOMA PARK, MARYLAND
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
"A Gold Star Celebration"
Councilmember Kay Daniels-Cohen, who died this year, awarded Gold stars to community leaders in recognition of their enhancing the diverse fabric that is Takoma Park.
ORDER OF EVENTS
- PARADE -
|Master of Ceremonies: Charlene Porter|
Assembly of Parade Units
Streets close around Assembly Area and Parade Route.
|10:00 am||Parade will begin at the intersection of Carroll and Ethan Allen Avenues, travel South on Carroll Avenue, turn right on Maple Avenue, and continue to Ritchie Avenue where it will disband. Parade units will be judged throughout the line of march rather than at the reviewing stand. Click the Parade button above for more information.|
- EVENING PROGRAM -
Takoma Park Middle School
7611 Piney Branch Rd
Master of Ceremonies: Jared Garelick
The Polyphony Marimba Band
Acro-Airs — Washington Adventist University (gymnastics team)
Takoma Park Community Concert Band
Announcement of Parade Winners
Welcome from Mayor Bruce Williams
Drawing for Raffle Prizes
National Anthem - David Goette and Marianna Previti
Fireworks by Bay Fireworks
(rain date - first clear evening)