July 4th Decorating Contest, Flyover Planned In Pleasant Hill

PLEASANT HILL, CA — For more than four decades, the Pleasant Hill 4th of July Commission has organized the city’s annual Independence Day celebrations, typically featuring parades, park festivals and fireworks.

And while COVID-19 “large-gathering” concerns sidelined such activities this year, the commission, nevertheless, is planning a community-wide celebration that starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4th.

On the 2020 agenda, according to organizers:

10 a.m. Cheer: Start the day by going outside and yelling, screaming and banging pots and pans. “Just MAKE SOME NOISE at 10 a.m. to celebrate the 4th of July!”

“Happy Fourth of July, Pleasant Hill” aerial flyover. “Look to the sky starting at 10 a.m. for our 4th of July message to the community with an aerial flyover & banner. (Pending FAA approval).”

Auto Tour Through Pleasant Hill Honoring Essential Workers. “Shhhhh! The route is a secret, but at 10 a.m.,

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Glen Ellyn Holds Patriotic Decorating Contest For Homes, Stores

GLEN ELLYN, IL — Traditional Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks shows throughout Glen Ellyn have been canceled due to the new coronavirus. A new contest plans to paint the village red, white and blue with decorations at homes and storefronts.

Amy Keating, a 4th of July Committee Member, said in a news release, “Just as many families drive around neighborhoods to view holiday lights during the Christmas season, we want to provide the same experience for the 4th of July, to commemorate those who served even though we can’t be together in person. To add to the celebration, the committee will be judging the displays and awarding prizes, so make sure to register online now.”

Homes and storefronts must register for the contest by June 26 to be considered. The three categories are Most Patriotic, Most Creative and Best Overall.

Prizes for homes entered in the contest include boat

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