July 4 Parade Route Brief
Hebron’s July 4 parade route will center around downtown as it travels from Willard Park.
The parade lineup was around the park last year for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes residents to enjoy and the park provided shade.
This year, the Hebron American Legion Post 180 Color Guard will be at 4th Street and Jefferson Avenue to wait for the fire trucks, who will be parked on 4th Street and Park Avenue facing north prior to the parade.
As the color guard leads, the parade will turn east at 4th Street and Jefferson Avenue to 6th Street. It will then turn north to Lincoln Avenue and head west back downtown. The parade will disband between 3rd and 4th Streets on Lincoln Avenue.
Entry forms for floats and prizes are at the Hebron Chamber of Commerce office in the Hebron Activity Center.
There will be three, $50 chamber buck prizes totaling $150 for Hebron’s 150th birthday for entries chosen by judges.
The 4th of July schedule is nearly complete and will be released soon. Already on the schedule are the inflatables, and an archery shoot for both children and adults the morning of July 4. Children begin at 8:30 a.m., and the adults at 10 a.m.
Blue Valley Nursing Home will have a program at 9 a.m., “The Crowning of the Marshals,” and an antique tractor show from 10 to 11 a.m.
In and around Roosevelt Park will be the majority of activities, beginning with the Hebron Lions Club Pancake Feed from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thayer County Health Services will hold a Fun Run at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Car and Tractor Show from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
At the Majestic Theatre, Quilts of Valor will be presented to veterans at 10 a.m. Hebron history will show on the big screen after the parade with a brief documentary on the 1953 Tornado.
Blue River Arena will feature Nebraska Team Penning and Sorting at 1 p.m.
Later at dusk, a fireworks display will be the airport, courtesy of the City of Hebron, which has approved $7,500 worth of fireworks.
The Hebron Volunteer Fire Department will hold its street dance following the July 4 festivities. The street dance is set for July 6 from 8 p.m. to 12 p.m.