Preparations are under way for annual 4th of July event

Preparations are under way for the 2013 Coon Rapids 4th of July community celebration, which will take place Wednesday, July 3 through Saturday, July 6 at Sand Creek Park, 1008 Northdale Blvd.

The event is sponsored by the Coon Rapids Fire Relief Association, the Coon Rapids North Star Lions Club and the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation.

Schedule of events includes:

• July 3–6 – carnival.

• July 3 – parade.

• July 4 – fireworks.

• July 5 – live band – Shag.

• July 6 – car show.

• July 6 – live music, The Arcades.

• July 6 and 7 – craft show.

There will also be food and refreshments, including breakfast served until 11 a.m., firefighters’ bingo and pull tabs daily Wednesday through Saturday and kids’ activities.

The North Star Lions Club is currently accepting registrations to be an exhibitor at the craft show. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

To reserve a space, print out the registration from the city of Coon Rapids website at http://www.ci.coon-rapids.mn.us/Generalinfo/July4.htm. Application deadline is June 28.

To reserve a spot in the second annual car show, which will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. July 6, print out the information at http://www.ci.coon-rapids.mn.us/Generalinfo/July4.htm.

There will be a $5 donation per car which will go to the Anoka County Brotherhood Council Food Shelf. For more information on the car show call Terry at 612-281-3722.

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