Orland and Willows will host a variety of activities on the Fourth of July to celebrate the holiday.

Here is a breakdown of the schedules:

 

Orland’s 43rd annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

11 a.m. 

  • Red, White and Blue Parade.

 

Noon 

Food concessions and children’s booth games open at Vinsonhaler Park.

Moose Lodge: Chicken dinner, hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks.

Orland Historical and Cultural Society: Homemade pie, ice cream, lemonade and iced tea.

Town and Country Humane Society: Snow cones.

Saint-Evens Family: Children’s fishing booth (ages 5-7).

Democratic Party: Root beer floats.

EV Free Church: Cotton candy.

 

1 p.m. 

  • Orland Town Band performs.
  • Master of Ceremonies.
  • Presentation of Colors by Orland Veterans of Foreign Wars.
  • Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Star Spangled Banner.
  • Welcome by Trish Saint-Evens, Fourth of July chairperson.
  • Patriotic Address from Orland Mayor Bruce Roundy.

 

1:30 p.m. 

  • Citizen of the Year recognition.
  • Organization of the Year recognition.
  • Parade of Cars.

 

2:30 p.m. 

  • Orland Town Band performs.
  • Decorative live pet contest.
  • Decorated hat contest.
  • Decorated bicycle contest.
  • Junior foot race.
  • Sack races.
  • Egg toss challenge.
  • First responders egg toss challenge.

 

4 p.m. 

  • Festivities end. 

 

Parade details

The Parade announcer’s booth will be on the corner of Shasta and Third streets – there is no entry fee to participate in the parade. 

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and the line up will begin at 10 a.m. – participants get an entry number in the Orland High School parking lot. 

Participants will line up in the football stadium parking lot, head south on Third Street, turn right onto Suisun Street, left on Fourth Street, left onto Shasta Street, follow Shasta Street east to Woodward Avenue, turn right onto Woodward Avenue, turn right onto Tehama Street and follow Tehama Street to East Street, turn right on East Street and follow East Street as it turned into Roosevelt Avenue, follow Roosevelt Avenue back to the high school stadium parking lot. 

For more information on the parade, call Chris Stifter at 519-3174, Kristin Baugher at 521-1722 or Bill Irvin 624-0148. For more information on the Parade of Cars, call Trish Saint-Evens at 321-6320, Ron Lane at 720-1801 or Phil Heukert at 518-8525.

 

Willows Fourth of July events at Jensen Park

10 a.m. 

  • Parade starts at Memorial Park on Sycamore Street, ending at Jensen Park.

 

Noon 

  • Flag raising.
  • Horseshoe tournament.

 

1 p.m. 

  • Tri-tip cook off.
  • Live music by Four for the Gallows. 

 

1:30 p.m. 

  • Family Olympics.

 

2:30 p.m. 

  • Family Olympics award ceremony.

 

3 p.m. 

  • Pie eating contest.

 

4 p.m. 

  • Tri-tip winners announced.

 

5 p.m. 

  • Live music by Diamond Trio.

 

Dusk 

  • National Anthem. 
  • Fireworks show.

 

Parade details

According to a Facebook post, the parade route is the same as last year’s: Beginning at Memorial Park to Sycamore Park, south down Culver Avenue and east on Elm Street to Jensen Park.

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