July 3 is the traditional 4th of July Golf Tournament at the Beaver Island Golf Course. (Call 448-2301 for more information).
The 4th of July parade will start at 2:00 p.m. The theme this year is “The Faces of American Freedom.” All floats and parade units should be in place along Kings Hwy., between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m.
Youngsters are invited to support the Fairy Garden in the Health Center’s Wellness Garden and participate in the parade. Dress up as elves, gnomes, butterflies, flowers, frogs – any inhabitants of the magical garden – and walk (or ride bikes) together in a special parade entry. If you’d like to join the group, call Leonor Jacobson at 448-2894.
Following the parade, a Kids Carnival sponsored by the Beaver Island Christian Church will be held at their parking lot and grounds.
At dusk, fireworks will begin on the harbor – thanks to the work of our Island Fire Dept. members and through financing by both Island townships.
For the details of even more events and activities set for the 4th of July week, see the July issue of NorthernIslander.