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The Boone Parade will be Downtown at 11 a.m. Be There! At Least Show Up for the Birthday Cake and Watermelon!

July 4, 2012. At 11 a.m., the July 4th parade on King Street in Downtown Boone will celebrate the 140th birthday of the Town of Boone with a fun-filled parade through King Street.

Meet up on the lawn of the Jones House immediately following the parade for birthday cake and watermelon.

The route will follow Horn in the West Drive to King Street through downtown Boone to the Poplar Grove Extension.

This year, the parade will be celebrating the 140th Anniversary of the Town of Boone and will be honoring the history of Boone with the Mayors of Boone, both past and present, serving as this year’s Grand Marshalls.

The Community Band (Photo by Maria Richardson)

The Town of Boone will host evening festivities at Clawson/Burnley Park off of Hunting Hills Lane starting at 7 p.m. with DJ Carl, followed by fireworks by Zambelli at 9:30 p.m.

For more information about the fireworks display, contact the Town of Boone at 828-268-6200.

And stay tuned, as we (The HCP) will have pictures and videos up of the parade!

Guess who else will be there – ASU Football Players!

Appalachian State University football players will celebrate Independence Day with the High Country community on Wednesday when members of the squad take part in Boone’s annual Fourth of July parade.

The Mountaineers will march in the parade in support of the Children’s Council of Watauga. The Children’s Council is the Smart Start Partnership for Watauga County, a state-funded initiative that supports child-care related health and family support services on behalf of children ages 0-5. The goal of Smart Start and the Children’s Council of Watauga is that all area children start school healthy and ready to learn. 

Starting quarterback Jamal Jackson is among the Mountaineers expected to take part in the festivities. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Horn in the West. 

The anticipation is building (Photo by Maria Richardson)