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Friday, 19th January 2018

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‘Patriotism on Parade’ at Lakeway’s July 4th Celebration


The City of Lakeway will hold its July 4th Celebration on Tuesday, July 4, featuring its 42nd annual parade and pageant celebrating this year’s theme of “Patriotism on Parade.” 

The parade will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Live Oak Driving Range on Lakeway Drive and continue down Lakeway Drive, ending at Cross Creek Drive adjacent to the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek.

Heading the parade will be Grand Marshal Dr. Brad Lancaster, Lake Travis Independent School District superintendent.


“This year’s 4th of July Celebration is sure to be a great event, so mark your calendars now to join in the fun,” said Andra Bennett, Parks and Recreation director and event committee chairwoman. “Friends, family and neighbors carrying American flags and dressed in red, white, and blue come out to cheer on parade participants. It’s a community affair you don’t want to miss.”


Kicking off the parade is a flyover of the Devil Dog, a World War II B-25 bomber flown and maintained by a volunteer organization of the Commemorative Air Force.


Some of the early parade entrants are the Lake Travis High School Cavalette officers and cheerleaders, the new Lake Travis Community Library Bookmobile making its first appearance, the mighty Wells Fargo Stagecoach, Texas Ranger Veronica Gideon, Nick Renneker on sax with drummer Ken DeBower, and the riderless horse symbolizing soldiers lost on the field of battle, among others.


Lakeway civic groups adding local flavor will be Dottie’s’ Follies, Lohmann’s Ford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Lakeway Church AWANA and Children’s Ministry, Women’s Club of Greater Lakeway, Lake Travis Community Library District Board and more.


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The Pageantry of the Flags, a popular annual tradition in Lakeway, will follow the parade at 10:30 a.m. at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. Karl Ansbach will be master of ceremonies, and Grand Marshal Dr. Lancaster will give the keynote address. A free continental breakfast of coffee, doughnuts and juice is available to all before the pageant begins.  The pageant is filled with songs, tales and stories highlighting the community’s gratitude to the military, both active and retired, for their service in defending the freedoms we all enjoy.  Patriotic music will be performed by the Wildflowers.


The Lakeway Swim Center, 3103 Lakeway Blvd., will be open from noon to 8 p.m. July 4 at a reduced cost of $3 per person. 


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