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Arnold’s Independence Day Parade This Saturday

It is the Fourth of July and there are plenty of celebrations taking place around the Mother Lode both today and through this weekend.

The Greater Arnold Business Association will host the 38th Annual Arnold Independence Day Parade this Saturday, July 7th, starting at 10 a.m. on Highway 4 in Arnold.

Parade Chairman Linda Baker was Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

This patriotic celebration draws an exuberant crowd, numbering eight thousand to ten thousand, along Highway 4 in downtown Arnold.

Entry categories include floats, marching units, auto groups, auto individual, equestrian, fire trucks, family groups, youth floats and individual, club or service organization, youth individuals, and local business floats. The parade typically lasts a little over an hour.

The theme of this year’s parade is “Cheers For Our Volunteers”.

The Ebbett’s Pass Lions Club will serve an all you can eat pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11 am in an open parking lot on the east side of town, near the White Pines turnoff.

The ‘Firecracker Mile’ foot race will take place before the parade. All ages are welcome to run.

The Greater Arnold Business Association is a non-profit association of businesses in the greater Arnold area, working together for the betterment of the business community, its residents and visitors.

Call 209-795-5600 with any questions.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.