NOW:53207:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
25°
H ° L °
Hazy | 6MPH

Parade highlights Fourth

June 28, 2007

This will be the 97th year that the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association will be staging an Independence Day celebration, and festivities are scheduled from morning until night.

Penny Manke, one of the organizers, said the 2007 theme is "Liberty and Justice for All."

Activities begin at East Lincoln and South Kinnickinnic avenues, where the Fritsche Middle School color guard and band is scheduled to step off and lead the Bay View Fourth of July parade at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Some new entertainers will be in the parade, Manke said, including Tom Schwark on the Slovenian button box accordion and an act called Romantic Mandolin Melodies.

Mascots are always a crowd-pleaser, she said, and they will be out in force during the parade. They include mascots representing the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Wave, Milwaukee Admirals and the entire Klement's Racing Sausages team.

Manke said 100 units will be featured in the parade, which marches south on Kinnickinnic to South Logan Avenue where it turns into Humboldt Park and children can pick up a free cup of ice cream.

About 5,000 to 6,000 spectators are expected at the parade and about the same number of people usually attend family activities at the park, Manke said.

At the park, the entertainment continues with:

• 10:30 a.m. - Rainbow Randa the Clown Show

• 11 a.m. - children's games

• 12:30 p.m. - registration for doll buggy, coaster, trike and bike decorating competition

• 1 p.m. - judging of doll buggies, coasters, trikes and bikes

• 1:30 p.m. - children's parade around Humboldt Park

• 2 p.m. - chicken dance

• 7:15 p.m. - Musica Elegante, a 12-piece band led by a Bay View High School graduate

• 9:15 p.m. - fireworks

Live music is scheduled at the park all afternoon.

What's the best place to watch the fireworks?

"I think it's good watching from the bandshell area," said Manke, who has been active on the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Committee for many years.

The celebration is the oldest such event in the city. It is sponsored by the city of Milwaukee with support from local merchants and organizations.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Graverson returns as Franklin girls basketball team wins regional 3/1

» Man found dead in Cudahy fire still not identified 2/27

» Oak Creek's Hakes back in state wrestling semis for second time 2/27

» Southridge Mall announces Eddie Bauer addition 2/26

» Dr. Seuss' birthday celebrated at Oak Creek library for Family Fun Night 2/25

» Got stuff? The Clutter Coach is coming to Oak Creek to help 2/25

» Oscar's Frozen Custard to open new location in Franklin 2/24

» OCFSD considers more than $1 million in proposed capital improvements 2/24

» West Allis superintendent finalists hail from Shorewood, Greendale, MPS 2/23

» Tickets now on sale for Greendale High School's 'Guys and Dolls' spring musical 2/23

» Milwaukee County Transit expands bus service to Oak Creek 2/19

» Sikh Temple shooting examined in one-hour documentary Monday 2/19

» Polish Center of Wisconsin begins Friday night fish fry for Lenten season 2/19

» Colleen Perry named Educator of the Year by Greendale Chamber of Commerce 2/19

» Greendale's John Tharp seeks new job with West Allis-West Milwaukee Public Schools 2/18

» Four Greendale School Board candidates will vie for two seats in general election 2/17

» Four OCFSD school board candidates advance to April's general election 2/17

» Oak Creek District 3 candidates advance to April's general election 2/17

» Dental Associates named Business of the Year by South Suburban Chamber of Commerce 2/17

» 'Spite Fences' author to visit Whitnall Middle School students 2/17

» Boerner Botanical Gardens to host winter bird arboretum walk 2/17

» Candidate appointed to vacant Oak Creek-Franklin school board seat 2/16

» Proposed veterans memorial stands a fighting chance at Broad and Southway location 2/16

» Slow-developing Hampton hotel in Franklin now expected to open in spring 2/16

» The Rock Sports Complex commended by South Suburban Chamber of Commerce for its 'Pride in Premises' 2/16

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

Advertisement

CONNECT    

Most Popular