Claremont wants nominations for July 4th Grand Marshall

The 2014 Independence Day Committee is now accepting nominations for Grand Marshal, Honored Citizen and Honored Community Group for this year’s Fourth of July Celebration. The deadline to submit nominations is Thursday, March 27th. Nominees must live, work, attend school or have graduated from a school in Claremont. Applications are available at the event’s website or at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Rd.

All honorees will be presented with certificates at the pre-parade reception on July 4 at the Garner House at Memorial Park. Honorees will also appear in the official parade in their own decorated vehicle. Last year, the Blue Ribbon Committee, comprised of respected community leaders, selected 2013’s Grand Marshal Chuck Freitas, Honored Citizen Hal Hargrave Jr. and Honored Community Group Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). A special Blue Ribbon Spirit Award was also given to the Claremont Museum of Art.

The Fourth of July Celebration is a time-honored tradition in Claremont. The celebration consists of a 5K run/walk, festival, parade, fireworks show and more. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact the city at (909) 399- 5490. Additional information about the celebration can be found at the Claremont Fourth of July Celebration website,


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