PRIDE set for July 4 celebration
The Independence Day celebrations in Basehor are set to get started with a bang in less than one week.
Beginning June 30, Basehor PRIDE will begin selling fireworks from its stand at 1216 N. 155th St. The stand, which will operate between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. before lengthening its hours until midnight on July 3, will give everyone a chance to get a jump start on celebrating before the main event take place July 4.
PRIDE officials finalized the plans at a Monday meeting.
The traditional parade will run down 155th Street starting at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth and it will be followed by games, activities, entertainment, the citizen of the year ceremony and plenty of refreshments.
Plans are also in the works to have a live band perform for the assembled crowd at Basehor-Linwood High School before the fireworks blast off around 9:15.
This year's theme, "West With Lewis & Clark," will commemorate the bicentennial of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's expedition west across the United States.
The celebration will be capped off by a fireworks clearance sale July 5, PRIDE chairman George Smith said.