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Getting ready to celebrate

Copper Country offers plenty of events to honor America’s birthday

July 2, 2013
By GARRETT NEESE - DMG writer ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

There will be several Fourth of July celebrations to choose from around the Copper Country.

Ahmeek: Ahmeek's Fourth of July activities begin with a bicycle parade at 11 a.m. Then there will be children's games, food, live music, raffles and more for the rest of the day. In the event of bad weather, events will be moved to the fire hall.

The event could go as long as 7 p.m., said Ahmeek Fire Chief Mike Maninga.

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Bicycles adorned in red, white and blue cruise down Osceola Street in Dollar Bay during last year’s Independence Day parade. The annual event, which will take place July fourth in Dollar Bay is one of several parades scheduled as the Copper Country celebrates America’s birthday.

"It all depends what the band is playing, how long they want to play," he said.

Copper Harbor: The parade begins at 10 a.m. Thursday; after, there will be games in the park and a cookout by the Copper Harbor Fire Department. A large fireworks display will be held at the harbor at dusk.

Dollar Bay: Free horse and wagon rides start at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a street dance at 7:30 p.m. Starting at 6:30 p.m. there will be refreshments at the Dollar Bay Fire Department hall. Thursday's activities begin at 10:30 a.m. with the opening of a snack and refreshment stand, pasty sale and chicken barbecue. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a memorial service at 11 a.m., followed by the Fourth of July parade at noon.

At 1:30 p.m., children's games begin behind the fire hall. Franz Family Ministries will play at 2 p.m. in Pioneer Park.

Gay: The parade begins at 2 p.m. Thursday. There will also be a bazaar from noon to 4 p.m. at the Gay Community Hall. From noon to 3 p.m. at the Gay School, the Gay Fire Department will have hot dogs and drinks.

Hubbell/Mason/Tamarack: The parade will begin at Osmose in Hubbell at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Starting at 1 p.m., kids' games will be held at 1 p.m. at the Hubbell waterfront and Tamarack Park.

Lake Linden: At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, refreshments from the Lake Linden Fire Department and live music begin, capped by fireworks at dusk. Thursday, the parade begins at 9 a.m., followed by live music, games, food and plenty of activities at the park throughout the day. A children's parade will be held at 6:30 p.m.; for grown-ups, there's a street dance from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Lakes Lounge with music from the Recess Bullies.

Mohawk: There will be a flag raising in Allouez Township Park at 10 a.m., and a children's parade at 10:30 p.m. Games, food and other treats will continue in the park until 2 p.m.

South Range: Events stretch from 8 a.m. until dusk Thursday. They include children's races at 11 a.m., the parade on Main Street at 2 p.m. and children's games at 3:30 p.m. in Veteran's Park. It concludes at dusk with fireworks in the park.



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