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PRIDE set for July 4 celebration

June 24, 2004

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.

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