Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Apalachicola gearing up for another fantastic Independence Day Celebration

Apalachicola Historic Main Street Committee member, Jim Bachrach shared with the Apalachicola Board of City Commissioners at the regular scheduled monthly meeting held last night plans for the 2014 Independence Day Celebration scheduled for July 3, at beautiful Riverfront Park in Historic Downtown Apalachicola, Florida.

The celebration is only 30-days away, so mark your calendars because it will be an even that you and the family definitely don't want to miss. The event will kick-off at Noon and last throughout the day and feature old Apalach style seafood tents serving firecracker shrimp and freedom fries.  Plus boiled shrimp, a low country boil and ice cream. Beer, wine and other beverages will also be available.

And don’t be late because live musical entertainment featuring several groups will be taking the stage at Noon, so don't forget to bring your favorite lawn chair so you can kick back and relax. Also throughout the day will be a silent auction set up inside the park along Water Street, with special items available for viewing during the day.  The silent auction will carry over to a live auction at 7:30PM conducted by our very own auctioneers Harry Arnold and Chuck Spicer.

In addition, the now traditional fun filled annual golf cart paradwill be leaving Lafayette Park at 6:30PM, traveling down Avenue B and terminating at Riverfront Park where the crowd will be treated to the soothing savor of free ice cream at around 7:00PM.  The parade will feature golf carts festively decorated in Red, White and Blue, floats, a fire engine along with city police and sheriff department cruisers, children, bike riders, and more.

From 6:30-7:30PM, the Tobacco Road Band, a four-piece country rock band out of Tallahassee will take the stage and at 8:30PM a tribute will be paid to our military veterans with the Apalachicola Hillside Choir and at dark-thirty there will be and absolutely bombastic fireworks display over the Apalachicola River.

Last year the Main Street group forged ahead like the Minutemen toward the 1775 Battles of Lexington and Concord to pull off a fantastic fireworks extravaganza despite the threat of rain and subsequent inclement weather that delayed for days the display of fireworks in other panhandle communities.

As spectacular as last year’s fireworks show turned out to be, should the weather cooperate in the least this year, it will be an event that you and the family would want to attend.

Besides, there’s no better way to pay tribute to the Minutemen who fought and won this nation’s independence during the American Revolutionary War and all of our heroes thereafter who gave it their all to maintain that precious freedom than a public show of patriotism celebrating the birth of a free nation.

A celebration made possible through a public, private collaboration between the Apalachicola Historic Main Street Committee, the City of Apalachicola, Franklin Promise Coalition and the many generous sponsors of the Main Street Committee.