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June 22, 2014

Spreading red, white and blue

GREENVILLE — Plans are in place to spread a lot of red, white and blue across Hunt County during the next two weekends.

 — The Caddo Mills Chamber of Commerce is getting an early start, by hosting a Summer Celebration and Parade Saturday morning.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of First and Greenville Streets in Caddo Mills. The line-up is to start at 10 a.m. and all ages are invited to enter the parade with decorated, non-motorized entries such as Big Wheels, trikes, wagons, wheel barrows, strollers, horses and the like. Awards will be given to the best entries.

Following the parade there will be hot dogs, helium balloons, a bounce house, face painting, the Old Fashion Ice Cream Soda Shoppe and more. Donated baked goods will be sold to benefit the Senior Center.

The Caddo Mills Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event along with the Caddo Mills United Methodist Church and Colonial Lodge Assisted Living & Alzheimer’s center.

Those wanting more information can call President Barbara Kellett, Kellett Custom Contrac-ting at 214-524-1190.

— Also Saturday, the City of Josephine, on the Hunt/Collin county line, is hosting the Fourth Annual Josephine Volunteer Fire Department Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show. The event, sponsored by North Texas Christian Cruisers and the Twisted Chrome Car Club, is scheduled from 2 until 6:30 p.m. at the Josephine City Park. There will be dash plaques, door prizes and a 50/50 pot. Information is available by calling 972-271-2398 or through email at Proceeds go to the Josephine Volunteer Fire Department.

— The Josephine Annual Independence Day Celebration, “Fireworks in the Park” is scheduled from 6 until 10 p.m. Saturday.

— Multiple events are scheduled in Greenville, including one parade, on the July 4 holiday:

— The day begins at 6 a.m. July 4 with registration for the Firecracker 5K race. The race starts at 7 a.m. in the Park Street Baptist Church parking lot, with a Kids 1K fun run starting at 7:45 a.m.

— There is a free pancake breakfast scheduled at Park Street Baptist Church between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. that morning.

— The 18th annual Park Street Fourth of July Parade and Patriotic Program will take place on July 4. Parade participants will line up at the east end of Park Street, starting at 9 a.m. and the parade itself begins at 10 a.m. and will proceed west to Kavanaugh United Methodist Church, presented by the Kavanaugh United Methodist Church Community Enrichment Series and the Park Street Historical Association.

— The Patriotic Program in the Kavanaugh church sanctuary immediately follows the parade.

— The Greenville Parks and Recreation Department and L-3 Communications Mission Integration Division are hosting the Greenville Patriotic Picnic 2014 at the Greenville SportsPark, 3601 Leo Hackney Boulevard. Visitors can bring their outdoor games, lawn chairs, sunscreen and their appetite for an evening of family-friendly entertainment, including food, live music, a kid’s zone packed with bounce houses and slides and a fireworks grand finale. The gates to the event are scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m., with Green River Ordinance the featured musical entertainment. Parking is available at the SportsPark, Greenville High School and Lowe’s.  A free shuttle will be available from both the high school and Lowe’s.

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