Fourth of July celebration includes dance and parade

  • Thursday, June 26, 2014

File Photo The annual Fourth of July Street Dance is scheduled for Friday, July 4.


This year’s Fourth of July weekend celebration will kick off with the annual Friday night street dance on July 4.

According to Moncks Corner Park and Recreation Director Ralph Jones, a full slate of activities and events are scheduled to celebrate Independence Day.

“We caught a little bit of a break this year with July 4 falling on Friday ... the local businesses in town will be closed so we can have a little more time to set up the dance area at the Town Depot,” Jones told Moncks Corner Town Council members during council’s quarterly department heads meeting on June 13.

The weekend celebration commences with a Main Street parade at 7 p.m. followed by the street dance from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Town Depot on Behrman Street.

“A new parade route (will proceed) out from behind the Berkeley Alternative School parking lot area onto Main Street,” Jones said. “The parade route will continue down Main Street and will exit left just before the railroad tracks at Behrman Street and flow down past Williams Farm Supply to the vacant lot behind Town Hall to disband.”

The town had shortened the parade route from last year to condense the viewing crowd into the downtown proper portion of Main Street and to take precautions for parade participants against the intense summer heat.

“It is a long way to walk in this heat,” he said.

Street dance music will once again be provided by the Custom 4 and Friends band. Included in the street dance celebration will be a dance area for adults and children, plus food vendors to provide a fun family evening.

Parade entries are being accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 27, Jones added.

Stop by town hall or the Depot for a parade entry, or visit online www.townofmonckscorner.sc.gov

For questions regarding the parade or street dance, please contact Tammy Robertson at (843) 899-4708 or email mcdepot@homesc.com.

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