Rebecca Jennings, 4th of July Parade Organizer

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surcDdflDDey By Laura Florez Times-Delta Times-Delta Times-Delta Start off with a parade, add in family and friends, throw in food from the grill and finish it off with some fireworks. If it sounds like the recipe for the perfect Fourth of July celebration, it nearly is. But Rebecca Jennings, a spokeswoman for the Visalia YMCA, says don't forget three of the recipe's most important ingredients: ingredients: red, white and blue. "This year it's especially important," said Jennings, an organizer of the city's annual Fourth of July Main Street Parade, at which the nation's colors will be displayed displayed Thursday among floats and walking entries. . Whatever ingredients Tulare County residents decide to include in their recipes for making just the right Fourth of July celebration celebration Thursday, one thing is for sure, the nation's colors will be a part of almost all of the options to choose from. Those who have fireworks fireworks on their lists of ingredients can get an early start today as firework stands open for business in Visalia. "' ?i- ?i- Bill Bree, athletics director director for Golden West High School who helped set up 'the school's stand Saturday in front of Fairway Market on Dinuba Boulevard, said there was no holiday QXLODM Inside What's legal; what's not4A favorite. "Everything," he said. "They like them all" Fireworks prices vary among the city's stands. At Golden West's stand, Bree said prices range from $1 to more than $100 for a box of fireworks. For those looking for an all-around all-around all-around festivity for a low price, Leslie Caviglia, an organizer of Visalia's 2002 Star-Spangled Star-Spangled Star-Spangled Spectacular, Spectacular, said Tulare County residents should head to Mineral King Bowl on Thursday. There, sights will include a flyover, skydivers, demonstrations demonstrations and the city's largest fireworks show with more than $18,000 in fireworks, fireworks, Caviglia said. "We want people to know that this year there will be stuff to do if they are deciding deciding to come early to get a seat," she said. And traditional food items like hot dogs and corn on the cob, and not so traditional items like barbecue barbecue pizza will be available, she said. ' All items will be sold for $1. The money will benefit the Miracle League of Visalia, a baseball field that will be built for people with disabilities.

Clipped from Visalia Times-Delta01 Jul 2002, MonPage 3

Visalia Times-Delta (Visalia, California)01 Jul 2002, MonPage 3
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