July 1, 2013. The Elkland Art Center, a vibrant community arts nonprofit located in Todd, is gearing up for the Liberty Parade! Held every year on July 4, this fun, family-friendly event is free and accessible to everyone.
This year, EAC is celebrating the element of fire, and we hope that you will join us and fan the flame of your creative spirit. There are costumes and props for all paraders to wear and carry, poetry and dance space, music and sound-making instruments and much more, all to help you fan your flame.
On July 4, participants meet at the crossroads of NC 194 and Todd Railroad Grade Road at 10:00-10:30 a.m. to dress up, and we walk at 11 a.m. sharp. The route follows Todd Railroad Grade Road to Walter and Annie Cook Park (in front of the Todd General Store). Patriotic songs will be sung by Betsy Graham and her son, Graham as we pas Blackburn’s Chapel United Methodist Church and there will be music by Jared McQueen and friends with food by Vitality Fast Food at the end of the parade. Bring your own instruments to play in the parade if you wish!
We have several opportunities for you to get involved. Elkland Art Center is hosting artist workdays every Friday from 1-4 p.m. Every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. all ages and skill levels are welcome to come and create something for the parade. We are currently seeking volunteers for the Liberty Parade.
We have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of this parade. Liberty parade is supported by you, our community, with no assistance from government funds of any sort, so please support our project.