4th of July week in Glen Arbor

4th of July week in Glen Arbor
We are pleased to honor Jim Dorsey as our Grand Marshall for the 4th of July Parade. Jim, an Empire treasure, is enjoying his 100th year on Glen Lake. His service as Empire postmaster for 28 years and his first-hand recall of local events during the past century is cherished by all his friends and acquaintances. Thank you, Jim, for leading our parade.
Our annual parade is open to anyone who wants to celebrate the founding of our great country on its birthday. Parade vehicles will gather in Glen Haven early Thursday morning at 10:30am and will proceed towards Glen Arbor at noon. Walkers are asked not to join the parade until the last vehicle passes the Christian Science Church. Many stretches are very crowded. Please keep children away from entering the street and follow the guidance from the “broom crew” which is comprised of many volunteers who “broom” candy from the street.
On Wednesday, July 3rd at 7:30pm, the NMC Concert Band will again honor America with patriotic music and many musical favorites at the Glen Arbor Township Park. Bring your own chair and a wide brim hat for sun protection. The Northwestern Michigan College Concert Band, conducted by Patricia Brumbaugh, is an adult musical organization supported by the College and made up of members of the community and NMC students. It will be a fantastic evening!
On Sunday morning, July 7th, from 8:00am til noon, the finest firefighters and paramedics will serve the most delicious pancake breakfast ever at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. Proceeds from the annual pancake breakfast will defray the costs of sending our Glen Lake firefighters to paramedic school and other training opportunities.