Monday, January 21, 2013

“Emblems of the Land I Love” theme of 2013 July 4 parade dedicated to educators of Arlington

“Emblems of the Land I Love” theme of 2013 July 4parade dedicated to educators of Arlington
By: Donna Darovich, contributor
 “Emblems of the Land I Love” will be the theme of the 2013 Arlington 4th of July Parade.
 “America  has many emblems and symbols that represent the nation, including, but not limited to, the statue of liberty, the bald eagle and the Liberty Bell, so we believe parade entrants will find this theme one they can easily illustrate and depict,”  said Arlington 4th of July Association president June Owens. “A list of U.S. emblems will be posted on our website and Facebook page.
The parade will be dedicated to the educators of Arlington.
“They have significantly impacted the community and the nation through their work with individuals of all ages, helping them to become good citizens,” Owens said.
The 48th annual parade, which consists of about 150 entries, will be Thursday, July 4 in downtown Arlington, starting at 9 a.m.
Applications for the parade will be on the websiteat www.arlington4th.orgMarch 1.  Starting this year, entrants may pay their entry fee online via Paypal.  More information on the parade is available by calling (817) 330-9USA
The first general meeting for those wanting more information about the parade and/or to complete an application in person will be March 21 at  7 p.m. in the Arlington City Council Briefing Room on the third floor of City Hall, 101 W. Abram St.
The Association is a non-profit, non-partisan, and nonpolitical organization staffed by volunteers.
 Trophies are given in a variety of categories. A complete list of categories, rules and regulations are on the website.

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