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July 4, 2019
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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July 4 Picnic & Parade

Thursday, July 4, 2019

11:30 a.m.: Come to the Lawton Center to decorate your bikes, scooters, wagons, and baby carriages.  The Town will provide decorating supplies.

12 p.m.: Parade and Dixieland Band

The parade will begin at 12 p.m. led by the Dixie Land Trio.

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Picnic

Town residents will be treated to barbeque catered by Red, Hot & Blue and the famous Ben and Jerry’s ice cream truck.  Vegetarian & vegan options are available upon request.  Bring your appetite and picnic blanket!

The reading of the Declaration of Independence at this event has become a tradition.  We encourage readers of all ages to take part.  If you would like to volunteer to read a few lines, please contact the Town Office at or 301-654-7144.

The Town needs volunteers to help set up and break down the event from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.  Please contact the Town office if you can assist.

The Town’s Reduce Plastic Waste sub-committee, along with the Community Relations Committee, have been working hard to reduce the amount of plastic waste at Town events.  We are happy to report that in place of the 1200 plastic water bottles we’ve used at past July 4th celebrations, we will be providing filtered water.  We encourage you to bring your own water bottles to the event.  But, if anyone forgets, we will be providing compostable cups too.  The Town also is providing compostable plates and utensils, and The Compost Crew will be in attendance to collect all those items.  Since this is a lot to manage, we need at least 6 volunteers to help us with the provision of filtered water and for guiding people to the right disposal bins (compost, recycling, landfill).   If you are willing to help, please reply to Betsy Johnson at 240-461-1402, and she will provide more details.

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