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Brandon plans big July 4 parade, fireworks event

Brandon's Independence Day 2009 celebration promises to be an event to remember. The Saturday, July 4, celebration starts off early, 9 a.m., and ends at 10 p.m. Fireworks will start at dusk.

Food vendors will open at 5 p.m. with the street dance starting at 6 p.m. Jam Man Entertainment, Radio station Z91.7, the Pittsford Fire Department Boo-Mobile, SADD, and the State of Vermont Fire Service Smoke House will all be part of the event.

Activities kick off in Central Park at 9 a.m. with various vendors, a silent auction, and karaoke in the bandstand. There are activities for children while they wait for the downtown parade to start at 1 p.m. There will be several local and regional bands in the parade along with floats, Shriner units, area fire departments, and surprise marching units. Shortly after the parade ends, the Great Brandon Ball Race starts at the town green while a bluegrass concert begins in Central Park.

Pony and bull rides, a petting zoo, D.J. music, and food and craft vendors, for all ages, will be held at Park Village one mile north of Brandon. Fireworks will follow at dusk.

For details, call Linda Berry of the Brandon Independence Committee at 247-3275

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