Cedaredge's traditional mid-summer parade will be a tribute to local heroes, and Town Park events are being planned as stand-alone events taking place on Saturday, July 2.
Organizers are asking for entries in the parade to contact the Chamber of Commerce, 856-6961, as early as possible.
As the Western Slope Little Britches Rodeo moves this year to Memorial Day weekend, the mid-summer parade and Town Park festival are being kept alive with patriotic-theme activities around the Fourth of July weekend.
According to organizers, planning is underway for the first annual patriotic parade in Cedaredge to honor first responders and others. They are asking for floats, marchers, horses, mothers, children, cars, and any other entries from any of the surrounding areas that want to come out and honor first responders including active service members, veterans, law enforcement, fire departments, and others.
Registration forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce and the request is that they be completed and turned in by June 24.
In addition to the parade, the Surface Creek Valley Lions Club will be holding its annual cookout in the Town Park. Hot dogs, hamburgers and all the trimmings will be available at a reasonable price for the family.
There will be activities for children to enjoy from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Parents can enjoy a small country fair event.
These activities are being sponsored by the Surface Creek Valley Lions Club, by the American Legion Post #104, by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9221, and by the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce.