JUNE, 22, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Montrose
Office of the City Manager
433 South First Street
Montrose, CO 81401
Contact: William Woody, Communications Manager
970.240.1439 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.cityofmontrose.org
Community Invited to Participate in Independence Day Festivities
Montrose, CO – The City of Montrose Office of Business and Tourism (OBT) is proud to present the annual Fourth of July parade with the guidance and assistance of the Montrose Police Department and the Lions Club. Come join the patriotic celebration through historic downtown scheduled for Wednesday, July 4 at 10 a.m.
All area clubs, churches, organizations, schools, dance and drill teams, and businesses are encouraged to take part in this popular community parade. Registration is required and must be completed by Friday, June 29.
The application includes rules, regulations, street closures, and other event details and can be found at www.cityofmontrose.org/626/Independence-Day. Complete and return the parade entry form to the city's Office of Business and Tourism office at 107 South Cascade Ave, open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. You can also contact OBT staff at, 970.497.8558.
The fun, annual event designed to bring patriotic cheer to the Montrose community. The parade route along historic Main Street begins at North Pythian Ave and travels to South Rio Grande Ave.
Parade lineup is first come, first serve, following the Montrose High School NJROTC Color Guard and Montrose High School marching band. Participants are to report to North 9th Street and Nevada Ave no later than 9 a.m. for parade line-up. Livestock entries and line-up will begin at the Montrose County Fairgrounds at the Pythian Ave gate.
The day’s celebration will conclude with a city-sponsored fireworks display from Sunset Mesa at dusk. The display can be seen close up in the immediate vicinity of the Baldridge Regional Park Complex (Riverbottom, Sunset Mesa, and Cerise parks).
The fireworks show is subject to change due to increased fire danger throughout the region. As of this week the City's Parks Department, working with the Montrose Fire Protection District, are taking steps to reduce potential fuels around the launch site on Sunset Mesa to ensure the show can proceed.
For more city news visit: CityOfMontrose.org
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