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Ontario Fourth Of July Festival Happens Thursday

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 

Ontario 4th of July Festival activities

 
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  Original Published: 7/3/2013

Ontario's Fourth of July Festival happens Thursday on the high school-middle school property on Shelby-Ontario Road.

Festival committee member and MIX 106 FM personality Tony Mitchell says the day is filled with fun activities such as kids' games and contests, the frog-jumping contest, ice cream and pizza eating contests, and plenty of fair food.

The parade starts at 4:15 pm, with the fireworks display at 10 pm. WVNO MIX 106.1 FM will broadcast patriotic music during the fireworks.

The music includes Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U-S-A", "Born in the U-S-A" by Bruce Springsteen, and James Brown with "Living in the U-S-A". Parking for the fireworks is at Marshall Park. 

You can either watch from there or go to the school parking lot. But arrive early, and be prepared for traffic to exit slowly when the show is over. 

For a complete list of activities, go to the Ontario Fourth of July Festival website, www.ontario4thofjuly.com.

Mayor Larry Collins says because of the heavy rainfall, the grass at Marshall Park is saturated and cars will not be allowed to park on it.

Ropes will be set up, and traffic will be directed to park only in paved areas, and on Dunlap Drive.

Driving over the grass is a minor misdemeanor, punishable by a $100 fine.   

Festival-goers can park at the General Motors plant or the Richland Mall, but they will have a long walk. 

A shuttle bus will not be provided.   

   
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