4th of July Children’s Parade and Picnic
Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
Parade and Picnic Schedule of Events
8:00 – 10:30 Event and Merchant/Vendor Table Set-Up (form available on website with a $25.00 donation)
11:00 – 11:30 Parade at Ringdall School Track, currently home to Tyee Middle School
11:30 – 1:00 Posting of the colors, moment of silence followed by Welcome and Announcements and Patriotic songs
11:30 – 2:30 Community BBQ
12:00 – 3:00 Food drive, games, face painting, soccer, thumb prints, field games, prizes, toys and more
12:15 – 2:00 Entertainment, dancing and audience participation
2:00 – 2:30 Newport Hills Taekwondo Demonstration
3:00 – 4:00 Picnic in the Park event tear down and cleanup (Food Drive collection bins on site!)
3:00 – 7:00 Free swimming at the Newport Swim and Tennis Club
The Newport Hills Community Club, the Newport Hills Community Church, the City of Bellevue and our local merchants are hosting the 11th annual 4th of July Celebration. Festivities include a children’s parade, an old fashioned picnic, live performances, field games, prizes, arts, and lots of fun the traditional Newport Hills way!
This exciting event begins with Mr. Ed Raftery in his 1928 all original Model A Ford Roadster Pick-up and the color guard leading the children’s parade with decorated bikes, trikes, wagons and strollers around the track at Bellevue’s Ringdall Middle School.
After the parade a traditional flag ceremony is presented by our local Cub Scouts chapter followed up with an old fashion picnic. Hamburgers, hot dogs, cheese quesadillas, potato salad, fresh fruit and other delicious picnic dishes are prepared and served up by your Newport Hills volunteers and neighborly local officials. A very special THANKS to our local Mustard Seed Grill & Pub together with Newport Hill’s Chevron and Jeffrey Johnson DDS for their continued and generous donations which sustains and cheers on this celebratory neighborhood event!
As part of Newport Hill’s annual celebration of the Fourth of July, the Newport Hills Community Church choir members perform a wonderful selection of old time favorites and patriotic songs followed by local performing artists (Cornerstone Dance Theater & cultural dancers), martial arts (Lee’s Martial Arts), various booths and our local cub scouts chapter. Additional music provided by Seattle Sound DJ.
Fun activities during the Picnic include: water balloons, face painting, kid’s games, sports, Dizzy’s Tumble Bus, various display booths and our neighbor, Attorney General Rob McKenna along with other elected officials may be joining us to flip burgers and chat with neighbors. PLUS a potential visit from the Fire Department with a real fire engine. Frisbees, tug-of-war and other fun games are also popular with the kids.
If you have questions regarding the children’s parade please contact the children’s parade chair, Cheryl Nygaard @ email@example.com or 206-465-3105, Thank you Cheryl & Dan Nygaard for organizing this fun event!
Remember to support your local merchants in Newport Hills.
Please contact your chairs if you would like to secure space for a merchant/vendor booth or volunteer
Thank you neighbors for your friendship and community support!
Past Picnic Photos