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A Day We Celebrate

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Parent Issue
Day
18
Month
June
Year
1897
Copyright
Public Domain
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The Program Partially Arranged for the Day. IT WILL BE A HUMMER The Whole County Expected to Be Present. Military Companies Galore, All the Secret Societies Invited. Trade Procession. Bicycle Races, Balloon Ascension, Etc. The celebration of the Fourth of July on Saturday, July 3, in this city gives promise of being the greatest and best celebration of the kind ever attempted in Ann Arbor. The committee who were getting op the celebration in Ypsilanti have sent their compliments to the Ann Arbor committee with the information that they had decided to give up their celebration this year as it now seemed that Ann Arbor would have such a mammoth celebration. They will have theirs next year when Ann Arbor will turn in and help. Every society in Ypsilanti has been invited to participate in the parade, as well as every society in the county and there are enough patriots in the county to make this celebration a glittering success. Responses accepting the invitations are beginning to come in. The first response was from the Ann Arbor Hive of Lady Maccabees, through their commander Miss Emma E. Bower, who informed the committee that they would be represented in the parade with a float. The indications now are that the celebration will assume such mammoth proportions as to surprise those who originated it. Three regiments of the state troops have been invited to unite here and it is believed that a demonstration in force will be made by the militia. The parade in the forenoon will contain a number of novel features and it is believed will eclipse in size and splendor any ever seen in this county. After dinner at least eight brass bands will be assembled on the court yard square and the oratory and reading of the declaration of independence will then take place. Governor Pingree and a number of other celebrities are expected. During the afternoon there will be an exhibition by the Ann Arbor Fire Department, one of the best trained fire departments in the state. They will answer a false alarm, make a short run, couple the hose and throw water, being an exhibition of how quickly the department can get ready for business. There will also be a grand military dress parade. During the afternoon there will be a number of bicycle races. Ann Arbor and Mt. Clemens will have a baseball game and there will be a balloon ascension and parachute drop. There will also be other forms of amusement, so that all of the big crowds expected, may be fully entertained. At 7 p. m. there will be a grand brass band concert on the court house square, to be followed by a magnificent display of fireworks. Let every one in the county do their part towards making this a great celebration.