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Ripon Community Appreciation Days, Fourth of July celebration June 30-July 4

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POSTED June 30, 2012 12:57 a.m.

RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce, along with the City of Ripon’s Fireworks Committee will be hosting a Community Appreciation Event beginning today, June 30.

During this week there will be a theme for every day.  Each participating business will be supplying something, of their choice, that pertains to the theme of the day to visiting patrons. Each participating business will have a poster in their window to let the public know they are a participant.

The week will culminate on Wednesday, the Fourth of July, with an old-fashioned, small town parade down Main Street, food and entertainment at Ripon Elementary, and a fireworks display at Ripon High.

 

Daily themes and participating businesses are as follows:

Saturday, June 30, Kid’s Day

• American Legion Post #190, 206 S. Stockton Avenue

• Blush Boutique, 104 S. Stockton Avenue

• Culture Swirlz, 1201 W. Main Street #20

• Friend’s Salon, 1308 W. Main St., Suite D

• Heida Computers, 467 N. Wilma Avenue #8

• Mario’s Family Restaurant, 1113 W. Main Street

• Oak Valley Community Bank, 150 N. Wilma Avenue, Suite 2

• Veteran’s Museum and Veteran’s Wall, 113 First Street

• XCEL Physical Therapy, 103 E. Main St.

Sunday, July 1, Patriotic Sunday Honoring the Military

• American Legion Post #190, 206 S. Stockton Avenue

• Mario’s Family Restaurant, 1113 W. Main Street

Monday, July 2, Senior Day (55 and over)

• Ability Mortgage, 580 N. Wilma Avenue, Suite D

• American Legion Post #190, 206 S. Stockton Avenue

• Backus Performance, 101 W. Main Street

• Heida Computers, 467 N. Wilma Avenue, Suite 8

• KCL Mobile Notary, 929 W. Main Street at the Chamber Office

• Mario’s Family Restaurant, 1113 W. Main Street

• Friend’s Salon, 1308 W. Main Street, Suite D

• Oak Valley Community Bank, 150 N. Wilma Avenue, Suite 2

• XCEL Physical Therapy, 103 E. Main St.

Tuesday, July 3 Citizen’s Day

Your local services are offering tours of their facilities; Ripon Fire Department, Ripon Police Department and the City of Ripon from 2 to 4 p.m. Take advantage of this opportunity and get to know your Community Service Providers.

• Ability Mortgage, 580 N. Wilma Avenue, Suite D

• American Legion Post #190, 206 S. Stockton Avenue

• Backus Performance, 101 W. Main Street

• Bethany Home, 930 W. Main Street, Root Beer Floats from 2 to 4 p.m.

• Blush Boutique, 104 S. Stockton Avenue

• Heida Computers, 467 N. Wilma Avenue, Suite 8

• KCL Mobile Notary, 929 W. Main Street at the Chamber Office

• Mario’s Family Restaurant, 1113 W. Main Street

• Friend’s Salon, 1308 W. Main Street, Suite D

• Oak Valley Community Bank, 150 N. Wilma Avenue, Suite 2

• The Tank House Flower & Gift Shoppe, 132 South Acacia Avenue

• Ripon Fire Department, 402 S. Stockton Avenue, Tour of Fire Station from 2 to 4 p.m.

• Ripon Police Department, 259 N. Wilma Avenue, Tour of Police Station from 2 to 4 p.m.

• City of Ripon, 259 N. Wilma Avenue, Tour of the City of Ripon from 2 to 4 p.m.

• XCEL Physical Therapy, 103 E. Main St.

Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day

Join family and friends in celebrating Ripon’s 2nd Annual non-motorized parade. Decorate your bike, scooter, skateboard, wheelchair, wagon, stroller, etc… and enter the 1.6-mile parade on its new route beginning and ending at Ripon Elementary School. This parade is for entrants of all ages, however, 8 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. at Ripon Elementary School on Main Street. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. A donation of $1 per entry is appreciated but not required. Proceeds will help fund the fireworks display. Parade entry forms are available at the Ripon Chamber, Friend’s Salon, and The Tank House Gift Shoppe.

After the parade, enjoy the fun, family atmosphere including a bounce house, food, and music provided by Kid Red Entertainment at the school. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs for a front row seat to the fireworks beginning around 9 p.m..  Come celebrate the 4th of July Hometown-Style.

Visit www.ripon4thofjuly.com to support the annual celebration.

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