Published in the July 3, 2015 edition


MELROSE — The city is ready to celebrate.

On Friday, July 3, Melrose will host its annual Independence Day events on the Common from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Annual Bike and Carriage Parade for children will wind its way around the park. Registration begins at 10. Participants: bring your decorated bike, wagon, carriage, scooter, skateboard or other custom ride to the festivities. The parade begins at 10:30 sharp.

Parade winners will be announced at 11:15 by Tall Uncle Sam.

There will also be free face painting, games, activities and entertainment. Concessions will be available at the event for purchase.

Mike Piazza will perform his Flying High Frisbee Dog Show between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

On Saturday, July 4, the Mount Hood Park Association is sponsoring its 30th Annual July 4th Concert in front of the clubhouse at Mount Hood Memorial Park, 100 Slayton Rd.

Festivities will begin at 6:45 p.m. with the Middlesex Concert Band providing music. This year’s music program promises to be an exciting selection of new songs highlighting the patriotic theme of the day as popular show tunes . Free popcorn and lemonade for the children will be provided compliments of Golf Management Co. while quantities last.

Organizers are continuing the tradition of ending the concert with “Stars and Stripes Forever,” in which all children will be given free American flags to wave while marching in front of the clubhouse.

Come join us for a special July 4th celebration and bring your family and blankets or chairs to listen to music in one of the most beautiful and pristine venues in Melrose.

The Mount Hood Park Association is dedicated to the protection, preservation, and promotion of Mount Hood Memorial Park. To learn more about the Association, please visit our recently renovated web site.