An Independence Day celebration featuring a golf cart parade, patriotic ceremony and other activities will take place next week at Meadow Lake senior living community.

The event is scheduled for the Fourth of July at Meadow Lake, 16044 County Road 165.

Meadow Lake Marketing Director Sue Kiple said the parade, which begins at Chamness Lodge, travels through campus and ends at Longleaf Meadows Healthcare, is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

A patriotic program will then take place. There will be a welcome, invocation, history and background of Independence Day, recognition of veterans and spouses, the Pledge of Allegiance and music, she said.

After the ceremony, a cookout and live entertainment with Bill Potts is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the lodge.

Ms. Kiple said the day of celebration ends with a viewing of the classic John Wayne movie "In Harm's Way." The movie is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Laurel Auditorium.

She said the public may come and watch the parade and attend the patriotic program. Other activities are for Meadow Lake residents.

Ms. Kiple said a lot of Meadow Lake residents are veterans, so the senior living community tries to make a big deal about holidays such as Memorial Day and Fourth of July.

Some of the residents may not be able to get out and about to see a parade or fireworks, so Meadow Lake "bring(s) Fourth of July to them," she said.

For more information about the event, call 903-526-5599.


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