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Parade and carnival slated for Wednesday

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 The annual Fourth of July White Rock celebration will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon.

The Children’s Parade will begin after a brief flag ceremony and singing of the national anthem at 10 a.m., surrounding the flag pole in front of the church. Scouts from White Rock troops 422, 326 and 129 will lead the parade carrying the colors. 

They will be followed by Cub Scouts from Cub Packs 422, 20 and 326.  

Children of all ages will follow. They are encouraged to dress up, decorate their bicycles, wagons, tricycles, etc. and join in the parade. The parade will be escorted by The Los Alamos police and fire departments will escort the parade along the route, which is less than ½ mile, returning to the church parking lot. 

A carnival will follow the parade on the back lawn of the church. All games, prizes and refreshments are free. 

There will be balloons, snow cones, popcorn and ice water for everyone.  The carnival will end shortly after noon. A new feature this year will be a full-length movie produced in 1989, in celebration of writing the Constitution. 

The free movie, “A More Perfect Union,” will be shown inside the building beginning at 11 a.m. 

This tradition began nearly 35 years ago as a small family neighborhood celebration in White Rock, has grown and now involves more than 500 people each year.  

Everyone is invited to come, participate and feel the spirit of the country, as the U.S.A.’s birthday is celebrated.