Fourth of July celebration planned for Vincennes

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VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum announced the special events and activities that are scheduled to be included in Sunday’s July 4th celebration. Residents are invited to visit the food and merchandise vendors in the Patrick Henry Square area beginning Sunday afternoon and running throughout the day.

Beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, all streets that will be used for parade preparations and for the parade itself will be blocked off. All motorists are asked to avoid driving in the area west of North Second Street and South of Seminary Street due to heavy parade traffic.

The annual July 4th Parade is scheduled to step off at 6 p.m. from the intersection of Second and Hart streets. The parade will travel east on Hart Street to the intersection of Seventh and Hart. From there, it will turn south on Seventh Street and proceed to the corner of Seventh and Main streets. Travelling west on Main, the parade turn on north Second Street and will pass the reviewing stand which will be set up in front of the Old State Bank.

The Mayor’s office employees will again be distributing trash bags prior to the parade. Mayor Yochum asks that residents “take pride in your community and help keep Vincennes clean.”

Parade-goers can put their empty cups, candy wrappers, etc. in the bags, tie them up and leave them on the curb after the parade. City workers will then collect and dispose of the bags properly.

The annual July 4th fireworks display, sponsored by the City of Vincennes, will be shot off from the Lincoln Memorial Bridge beginning at dusk. The Lincoln Memorial Bridge will be closed on both sides of the Wabash River at 6 p.m. to prepare for the fireworks show.

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