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The Monument Hill Kiwanis Club gives special thanks and recognition to the following individuals and organizations that graciously donate time and materials to insure the parade is a safe and successful community event: Lewis-Palmer District #38, Historic Monument Merchants Association, Boy Scout Troop #17, Monument Hill Marching Band, Lewis-Palmer Key Club, Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Our Community News, TriLakes Tribune, CDOT, El Paso County Sheriff’s Department, Monument Police Chief Jake Shirk, Town of Monument police, Town of Monument, Monument Community Presbyterian Church, Woodmor-Monument Fire Department, Palmer Lake Fire Department, Larkspur Fire Department, Wescott Fire Department and Tri-Lakes Fire Protection Department.
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Detailed Event Information
(Events this year to be held Friday, July 2nd through Sunday, July 4th, 2010 and are FREE, except as noted)
Hosted by Si and Dorothy Sibell, and sponsored by the Monument Merchants Association, this event will be held at Si’s barn on Front Street in Monument from 7:00 PM – Midnight on Friday, July 2nd. There is an admission fee of $10.00 per person or $15.00 per couple and all proceeds go to Tri-Lakes Cares and Toys For Tots. Jack Daddy will perform, and beer, wine and sodas will be available (ID required for alcohol). Contact: Si or Dorothy Sibell at 481-3382.
Transportation is sponsored by Kiwanis and Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Shuttle buses (District 38 yellow school buses) will shuttle event attendees from parking facilities to Vitamin Cottage (located across the street from Safeway in Monument) from 8:00 am until 10:00 am on July 3rd. Parking facilities are: LPHS, Monument Park & Ride and PRHS (south parking lot). Eating, drinking or smoking is not permitted on the buses. You may bring strollers, coolers and folding lawn chairs on the bus. Your donation of $1.00 per person is appreciated to help pay the cost of operating the buses. Buses will be staged on Woodworth St. and 4th St. (just north of Lavelett Park) for return trips to parking facilities after the parade. Return trips will begin at 12:00 pm and run until 2:00 pm. *No shuttle bus to Palmer Lake after the Parade. RIDE THE BUS, AVOID THE HASSLE! Contact: Robin 243-7116 or 785-4227.
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Sponsored by Palmer Lake Elementary School (PLES) PTO. The July 3rd race starts @ 7:15 AM @ Palmer Lake Trailhead. With early registration at www.july4funrun.com, the race costs $23 (age 16 and up) or $12 for 15 and under. Packet pick-up available at Palmer Lake Elementary School on July 2nd from 3:30-7:30 p.m. On-site registration at Palmer Lake Park starting @ 6 AM, cost of $30. Chip timing by Your Cause Sports. Kids Fun Run at the conclusion of the 4M. Participants may return to the start point by Shuttle Bus (yellow school buses). - *No shuttle bus to Palmer Lake after the Parade. All proceeds go to PLES PTO. Contact: Maria Brown at 481-8817 or visit www.july4funrun.com.
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Saturday, July 3rd - sponsored by St. Peter Knights of Columbus. Held 7:00 am thru 10:00 am at St. Peter Church, 55 N. Jefferson St in Monument. Breakfast features pancakes, eggs, sausage and juice, all for $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids. Proceeds go to charity. Coffee is free. Contact: Mark Yoder at 964-9770.
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Sponsored by Monument Hill Kiwanis. Children’s parade starts at 9:30 AM on Saturday, July 3rd at Lincoln and Jefferson Streets in Monument. Main parade starts at 10:00 AM in Downtown Monument. FREE. Bring lawn chairs, hats, drinking water (no squirt guns or water cannons, please) and weather clothing if needed. Contact: Don Johnson at 302-1979 or Patrick Quinlan at 488-8111. Website: www.monumenthillsertoma.org
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Saturday, July 3rd - sponsored by Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Set-up is by 9:00 AM; Fair is open from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and includes vendors, food and craft booths. Contact: The Chamber at 481-3282 e-mail: email@example.com; website: www.trilakeschamber.com.
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Saturday, July 3rd at 12:00 pm AND Sunday, July 4th at 11:00 am - sponsored by the Palmer Lake Fireworks Committee. Tractors from 1952 and earlier pull weighted sleighs over a measured course; greatest distance determines the winner. Park free at the gazebo and take a free hayride to and from the event located on County Line Road. New this year - we will have a “kiddie” garden tractor pull on Sunday, the 4th - all participants will receive a trophy! Contact: Al Goodman at 440-1105. website: www.palmerlakefireworks.com.
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“What a Blast” at Palmer Lake.
Saturday, July 3rd AND Sunday - July 4th - sponsored by the Palmer Lake Fireworks Committee. Starts at 12:00 PM Saturday and 11:00 am Sunday and runs until dusk in Downtown Palmer Lake at the lakeside near the ball field. The event presents live music by several local bands, including ‘Matt & Miles’, ‘Young Austin and No Difference’, and ‘Cry of a Giant’ on the 3rd, and ‘Rich Owens’, ‘Last Minute’, ‘Dirty Old Men’ and ‘Tradmark Infringement’ on the 4th. Each band will play for approximately 2 hours. There will also be vendors, kids games and a bounce house - a climbing wall, zip line and a dunk tank will be available for kids at a nominal cost. Of course the finale will be the spectacular fireworks display over Palmer Lake on Sunday, July 4th! Contact: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.palmerlakefireworks.com
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“Home of the Free Because of the Brave”
The Town of Monument celebrates Independence Day each year with a parade and festival that draws close to 30,000 spectators. We are privileged to live in a country where we are fee to celebrate “Home of the Free Because of the Brave”. This year the parade will be held Saturday, July 3, 2010. The parade is known as the “biggest small town parade in Colorado!” The Monument Hill Kiwanis Club is proud to sponsor and marshal the parade. Their members have managed the parade for over eighteen (18) years.
CHILDRENS PARADE: The children’s section of the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. No entry form is required for the children’s parade. Youngsters participating in the children’s parade should assemble in the parking lot of St. Peters Catholic Church located at the corner of First St. and Jefferson no later than 9:15 a.m. The parade will start from this point at 9:30 a.m. Children are encouraged to decorate their tricycles, bicycles, wagons, animals, moms and dads. No gasoline engine motorized scooters or two-wheelers. Ribbons will be presented to all Children’s parade participants. THE PARADE: The parade will start at First and Jefferson Streets and end at 2nd Street and Beacon Lite Road. See center of booklet for entire map. The parade will start at 10:00 a.m. and end at approximately 11:30 a.m. The parade traditionally is made up of over 100 entries and draws an estimated 30,000 spectators. Everyone has childhood memories of the bands, fire engines, clown and Shiners’ driving their crazy cars and more candy and other loot passed out to the kids than they get on Halloween! This is a chance to be a kid again and relive those memories or pass them on to their own children. TRANSPORTATION: The organization of the parade has been top notch. It is easy to get into town on the free shuttles and have lunch and shop at the street fair. The return to your car is just as easy going home. The center map shows all parking areas for Monument and Palmer Lake. Take advantage of the shuttles and have a pleasant and relaxing day in one of the most beautiful settings in the state. TRAFFIC/PARKING: July 3 events will require several road closings during the day. Portions of Old Denver Highway, Santa Fe, Jefferson, Lincoln, First, Second, and Third streets, and Beacon Lite Rd. will be closed or reduced to a single lane during the day. Interstate 25 may also experience delays. We ask that you observe all barricaded streets. Many children will be running through the streets and by removing or moving barricades you put them at risk. Uncooperative drivers may be ticketed by police. FIRST AID, LOST PARENTS: See safety section in booklet. PLEASE DO NOT LITTER AFTER THE PARADE: Join area Fire and Police Departments and local Boy Scout units after the parade for a US Flag Retirement ceremony, as we respectfully dispose of American flags that are unfit for continued service. Limbach Park at 12:00 pm.
Monument Hill Kiwanis Club Postal Mail Address: P.O. Box 102, Monument, CO 80132 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please Be Safe During Fourth of July Holiday
The Tri-Lakes region holds many traditional small-town activities during the Fourth of July weekend. The parade, street fair and fireworks are signature events that anchor many other activities. We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that safety is the most vital concern of this holiday celebration. Traffic/Parking – July 3-4 events will require several road closings during the day. Portions of Old Denver Highway, Santa Fe, Jefferson, Lincoln, First, Second, and Third streets, and Beacon Lite Rd will be closed or reduced to a single lane during the day. Interstate 25 may also experience delays. Parking will be available at Lewis Palmer Elementary School, Palmer Ridge High School, and Lewis Palmer High School. Complimentary shuttles will take passengers to and from the downtown events. We ask that you observe all barricaded streets. Many children will be running through the streets and by removing or moving barricades you put them at risk. Uncooperative drivers may be ticketed by police. Avoid overexposure to the Sun – Protect your skin by wearing long sleeved shirts, pants instead of shorts and a wide-brimmed hat. When skin is exposed, apply sunscreen with at least an SPF-15. Heat stress can also be a risk; keep drinking water to remain hydrated. Remember to take frequent breaks, drink plenty of water and reapply sunscreen frequently. Everybody loves a parade… so arrive early to enjoy our street fair. Plan to stay in the Tri-Lakes region for the entire day. Performing for you in the parade will be many of the wonderful people and organization that make the Tri-Lakes the great community it is. Please keep your children out of the street during the parade. Parade vehicles often have limited lines of sight, making the street more dangerous than normal. Please keep children safely out of parade traffic. Of course one reason children love parades is – CANDY! As you sit along the parade route, please watch over the younger ones carefully. If you are participating in the parade remember to walk alongside your entry and hand out candy or other items. Super soakers and squirt guns – Keep these away from the parade and everyone can have a reasonably good time with water. In the past we’ve had several minor incidents caused by people aggressively spraying water. Overly aggressive behavior is not acceptable and will be stopped by the police. Fireworks – Palmer Lake will provide a fantastic Fireworks display at dusk. Last years’ event with choir and orchestra capped a perfect summer day! However, not everyone leaves fireworks to the professionals. According to Prevent Blindness, nearly 13,000 fireworks victims keep emergency rooms busy every year. More than half of those treated are children. Fireworks not only injure the users, but 40 percent of the injuries are to bystanders. The three types of fireworks that keep hospitals busiest are bottle rockets, firecrackers and sparklers. Bottle rockets and firecrackers can fly in any direction and explode anytime. Sparklers burn at 1,800 degrees, hot enough to melt gold. One of the reasons these injuries occur is that people do not consider how dangerous these devices can be. People often don’t realize until they are injured the risk of blindness outweighs the excitement of taking risks with fireworks. Bottom line on fireworks is that they are dangerous and illegal in our area. Illegal fireworks WILL be confiscated. PLEASE DO NOT LITTER – our activities attract thousands of people. If you bring snacks, food and drinks to enjoy during the day, we ask you to also pack a trash bag and dispose of your trash properly. Each year following the events, the venues are littered with trash from those who come to watch or participate. Please help keep the Tri-Lakes area clean and beautiful. Waste containers are strategically placed to help you dispose of trash properly. First Aid, Lost Parents – Police, Fire and EMTs are on duty. Should an emergency event occur, please dial 911 and contact the closest uniformed officer or parade official who can call for assistance. Parade volunteers are not allowed to administer first aid, but EMTs on bikes are on duty all day. The most important aspect of the festivities is that the thousands in attendance enjoy, celebrate and return home safely. Please help us to ensure all Fourth of July events are fun, memorable and safe for all. Get out and celebrate our country’s Independence Day right here in the Tri-Lakes region. From dawn to dusk come celebrate with us!
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During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. After voting for independence, congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a committee of five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail: “The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” His prediction was off by two days. One of the most enduring myths about Independence Day is that Congress signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The myth had become so firmly established that, decades after the event and nearing the end of their lives, even the elderly Thomas Jefferson and John Adams had come to believe that they and the other delegates had signed the Declaration on the fourth. Most delegates actually signed the Declaration on August 2, 1776. In a remarkable series of coincidences, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two founding fathers of the United States and the only two men who signed the Declaration of Independence to become president, died on the same day: July 4 1826, which was the United States’ 50th anniversary.
In 1777, thirteen gunshots were fired, once at morning and again as evening fell, on July 4 in Bristol, Rhode Island. Philadelphia celebrated the first anniversary in a manner a modern American would find quite familiar; an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks. Ships were decked with red, white, and blue bunting. Held in 1785, the Bristol July 4 parade is the oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States. In 1778, General George Washington marked July 4 with a double ration of rum for his soldiers and an artillery salute. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin held a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France. In 1779, July fell on a Sunday. The holiday was celebrated on Monday, July 5. In 1781, the Massachusetts General Court became the first state legislature to recognize July 4 as a state celebration. In 1783, Moravians in Salem, North Carolina, held a celebration of July 4 with a challenging music program assembled by Johann Friedrich Peter. This work was titled “The Psalm of Joy”. In 1791 the first recorded use of the name “Independence Day” occurred. In 1820 the first Fourth of July celebration was held in Eastport, Maine which remains the largest in the state. In 1870, the U.S. congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees. Since 1916, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City supposedly started as a way to settle a dispute among four immigrants as to who was the most patriotic. In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday. The famous Macy’s fireworks display usually held over the East River in New York City has been televised nationwide on NBC since 1976. In 2009, the fireworks display was returned to the Hudson River for the first time since 2000 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s exploration of that river. On the Capitol lawn in Washington D.C., “A Capitol fourth,” a free concert precedes the fireworks and attracts over a half million people annually.
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Dear Tri-Lakes Residents:
The Palmer Lake Fireworks Committee is raising funds for the 2011 fireworks display. The total cost for the events is approximately $29,000. Donated funds are used to purchase the fireworks, insurance, traffic control, and other services needed to put on a safe, great July 4th celebration. Any donation (tax deductible) goes a long way to help the “Best Small Town Fireworks Show in America”. Please use the below form to donate. Thank you in advance for your support! Sincerely,
Carol DeBlois Palmer Lake Fireworks Committee If you have any questions regarding the July 4th Fireworks or if you are interested in joining the Fireworks Committee, please call Mary @ (719) 884-8037 or Carol @ (719) 481-6218.
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