Ferguson’s 4th of July Kicks Off The Soldiers Wish List Campaign

June 23, 2011

Ferguson is celebrating Christmas in July on the holiday to start its Soldiers Wish List Campaign to send Christmas gifts to soldiers during the holiday season. The campaign is held in cooperation with the Ferguson Special Business District to honor soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Ferguson’s 4th of July celebration begins with a parade at 10 a.m. The route starts at Suburban Ave., heading north on Florissant Rd., to January-Wabash Memorial Park. Prizes will be awarded to the best parade entries. Opening ceremonies will begin at noon. Schedule of events:

Bandshell Schedule

2:00-4:00             Stoney End (rock classics)

4:30-6:30            Chaz 45 (R&B, funk, classic rock)

7:00-9:00            Bryant (Tom Bryant, former lead singer of Head East)

Children’s Area

Noon-7:00            Free kids rides, 62 Sports

Noon-7:00            Show-Me Safari Exotic Animal Petting Zoo

Noon-7:00            Free Show-Me pony rides

1:00            Show-Me Racing Pigs

1:00-4:30            BeBe the Clown (facepainting)

1:00-1:30            Circus Harmony Performers

1:00-3:30            Dana’s Crafts

1:45-2:45            Sheltered Reality-Music with Meaning

2:00-3:00            Heaven’s Handful Puppets

3:00            Show-Me Safari Racing Pigs

5:00            Show-Me Safari Racing Pigs

7:00            Show-Me Safari Racing Pigs

Fireworks after Dusk

9:15            Fireworks in January-Wabash Park

For more information on Ferguson’s 4th of July activities,

call Ferguson Parks and Recreation at 314-521-4661.

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