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Juneau and Douglas preparing for 4th of July weekend
Published: 07/01/2010 18:59:00
Sunday is the 4th of July, and preparations are under way for celebrations across town. We spoke with organizers for both Juneau and Douglas events to bring you this rundown of the plans for the weekend.

Assuming the weather holds, the Fireworks are scheduled for Saturday night at midnight. If you cant make it downtown, we will once again be broadcasting them live right here on KATH-TV. Should the weather cause a delay; the show simply moves back to Sunday night.

Then the Juneau Parade starts at noon on Sunday.

Jean Sztuk is the Juneau 4th of July Parade Director; she told us about the parade: The Parade Grand Marshals are Anna Graceman 10 years old, Nicole Nelson 15 years old, and Russadell Buzard 17 years old. The theme is Americas Kids and were highlighting youth and children.

Despite a slow start, the Juneau Parade has over 70 entries signed up now. And you can still sign up until 11am on Sunday. In keeping with this years theme, there is no charge for youth entries.

Sztuk is particularly disappointed that they havent received any animal entries yet this year. We had no animal entries at all, we are very disappointed in that. We like to have animals; horses, pigs, chickens, kitties

After the Juneau Parade, the focus moves over to the Douglas parade.

Lora Mallinger, Treasurer for the Douglas 4th of July Committee give us the details: The start time is at 3 Oclock this year, because its a Sunday. And the line up is any time after the Juneau parade ends.

And Susanne Williams, Secretary for the Douglas 4th of July Committee told us about the Grand Marshals: Our Grand Marshals are Lee Kearney and Dean Ruby, who are at the Douglas Post Office. Douglas just loves our great people that work for the US postal service.

In addition to all the usual events at sandy beach, the new Pioneer Pavilion will host a concert starting at 5pm.

According to Mallinger Therell be 4 bands different bands playing at the pavilion, and theyll start playing around 5 Oclock. Theyll play until around 9:30. Rain or shine.

The Juneau 4th of July Parade Committees website is: www.juneau4thofjuly.net
And the Douglas 4th of July Committees website can be found at: www.douglas4thofjuly.com



By: Mikko Wilson - mikko@kath.tv