By TOM BUSSELBERG
DAYTON – Dayton residents will wake up to the sound of bells announcing the 4th of July celebration on Friday. They can build an appetite by joining in one of three runs.
The city’s 100th anniversary as an incorporated city will also be commemorated, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the unveiling of the “Star Spangled Banner.”
Mayor Aaron M. Beutler said the parade and airplane drop, plus lots of entertainment, will be available.
He emphasized the addition of the city and national anthem anniversary commemorations are adding a special touch.
The recognition of both events will be highlighted during a patriotic program at the Dahle Fine Arts Center at 10:30 a.m.
A rundown of activities follows: 6:15 a.m., Bell Ringing throughout the community; 6:45 a.m., Flag Raising; 6:50 a.m., Fun Run Registration, $5 per person, $25 per family, for pre-registration or route information call Rosaline Page, 208-747-3368; 7 a.m., Mile Run, (West Side High Track), age groups 5-8, 9-12; 7:30 a.m., 5K Run, line up west of West Side High bleachers; 7:30- 9:30 a.m., Pancake Breakfast, $4 per plate or $20 per family.
At noon-2 p.m., lunch, Dutch oven potatoes, BBQ pork, roll, salad, $5 per plate, $25 per family. Parade line up at Pine Cone Acres, call Vicky Gittins at 208- 747-3487; 1 p.m., Parade begins.
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