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Streetwise: What does the Fourth of July weekend mean for you?

Original post made on Jul 3, 2010

In the days leading up to Danville's big Fourth of July parade and festivities, Streetwise reporter Stan Wharton hits Hartz Avenue to seek input from residents about the upcoming celebration of Independence Day. He asks, ==B What does the Fourth of July weekend mean for you? == To see the responses, click on the photos. And don't forget to chime in below with a comment.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 1, 2010, 4:48 PM

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Posted by Ralph N. Shirlet
a resident of another community
on Jul 3, 2010 at 7:44 am

Well, Emily, I should say,

I am quite sure you are not familiar with the traditions of our region's independence that is celebrated on April 1 of each year. The Professor Harold Hill All-Kazoo Memorial Orchestra and Marching Polka Band records it performance for playback in a different time zone, as is Danville, on the Fourth of July. Each year crowds can hear The Beer Barrel Polka streaming along Railroad Avenue as our band marches by.

And it is a sight to see!

Pink and gray kilts, tie-dye shirts, spats, pink keds and pith helmets set our group as a sight to see. With kazoos glued in the rear-end of upside down pink plastic flamingos and US peace flags on upward reaching steel leg, the uniform becomes a kinetic image of humor and sound.

It is tradition, as the excuse we make for the silly things we do repeatedly, that allows The Alamo Towne Fool, now in its 25th year, to be part and apart from the joys of independence.

Ralph, as Marcellus Washburn, ROFL


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Posted by Annoyed
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jul 3, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Went downtown today 24 hours before the Parade and saw tons of chairs already set up and chained together....
Reserving public space...Even tho they were warned NOT to set up chairs prior to 6pm tonight..

Who are these righteous people???
Oh yeah, typical Danville people who break rules every day... and don't give a damn about anyone else.

Year after year we go fifteen minutes early and always find a place to watch the parade...


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Posted by Duffy
a resident of Danville
on Jul 5, 2010 at 8:19 am

Of the three interviews posted only Jenna got it right! The 4th of July, Independence day, is a day to remember that all of the parades, BBQs, and family gatherings are made possible by our forefathers actions to establish our independence and establish a country where parades and BBQs and family gatherings can flourish.


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