July 4th parade in Lawncrest

The Lawncrest July 4th Celebration will mark its 99th anniversary this year, with the theme being “A Strong Community.”

A parade will kick off at 9 a.m. at Rising Sun Avenue and Martins Mill Road. It will travel south on Rising Sun Avenue to Lawncrest Recreation Center, at Comly Street, where the day’s activities will take place. The grand marshals will be the past presidents and members of the Women’s Club of Lawncrest. Gary Weaver will be honored for his volunteer work with the July 4 committee. Anyone interested in participating in the parade can call 215–342–4212 or 215–203–4071.

An American flag-raising ceremony will be conducted by local veterans following the parade. A flea market will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. To become a vendor, call Steve at 267–467–0034.

Other activities will include a food court (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.); car show (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.); paintball (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.); children’s rides (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.); live musical entertainment (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.); and bingo (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

There will also be a magic show, performances by drill teams, raffles, games, prizes and T-shirt sales. The celebration will conclude with fireworks at dusk.

The rain date is July 5.

The budget is $31,000. Donations can be sent to Lawncrest 4th of July Committee, P.O. Box 24656, Philadelphia, PA 19111. Call Steve at 215–651–8470 or Jean at 215–728–0206. Or, email lawncrestjuly4th@hotmail.com ••