The Fourth gets rolling
Plans are firming up for the traditional Fourth of July celebration in Blaine and, as always, volunteers are needed to ensure all goes off without a hitch.
According to Caroll Solomon of the Blaine visitor’s center, helpers are needed July 3 around 7 p.m. to put up the stage. Typically, the job only requires a couple of hours at most.
The next morning, assistance in putting up signs, directing traffic and helping to set up tables is required. If you’ve always wanted to be a traffic marshal, here is your shot at glory.
Finally, people are needed to help bring everything down at 9 p.m. and to clean up after the event concludes. To volunteer, call Solomon at 332-4544.
The event itself is sure to be big-time fun for the whole family. The street fair, with vendors and food galore, goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 1 p.m., the parade gets underway. Stage entertainment goes from noon until 8 p.m. The beer garden opens at 2 p.m. Lawnmower races occur in the afternoon – stay tuned for details. There will be a salmon BBQ at Semiahmoo Resort from 6 – 9 p.m. The BBQ, which also includes music, costs $15 per person.
Finally to top off the day there will be a fireworks display at Blaine Marine Park. To raise funds for the annual display the Blaine chamber of commerce will be setting out jars at local businesses. This year the event is also the charity of the month at Blaine’s Cost Cutter, where shoppers can round up their bills to help pay for the fireworks.