Archive for Thursday, July 23, 2009

Holiday celebration a success

July 23, 2009

To the editor:

We wish to express appreciation to all those who helped with the annual Fourth of July celebration. First, a thank you to the City of Basehor for their donation to help pay for the fireworks and to the Basehor Police Department and Officer Greg Hallgrimson for directing traffic and leading the parade. Second, a big thank you to Fred Box, Ed Bush and VFW Post #11499 for their participation in the parade and for the flag ceremony and 21-gun salute prior to the fireworks display. Third, to the Basehor Chamber of Commerce for their generous contribution to the fireworks and for honoring the Citizen of the Year, Carl Slaugh.

Finally, a special thanks to USD #458 for use of the high school parking lot, press box and area south of the concession stand for games and entertainment. We also want to recognize Danny Dearinger and his crew for another spectacular fireworks display.

Thanks also to Julian Espinoza for announcing the parade entries and serving as Master of Ceremonies for the festivities. We also want to thank the following local businesses who made donations to the fireworks fund: Citizens Savings & Loan, Community National Bank, First State Bank & Trust, Jeff Breuer Financial and Kelley's Grill and Bar.

Lastly, thanks to the six members of Basehor PRIDE who coordinated the July 4th Celebration again this year.

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