White Rock LDS Church Hosts July 4 Parade and Celebration

Cub Scouts march in the 2012 White Rock Children’s Parade. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The 38th annual White Rock Children’s Parade will be held again this year on the Fourth of July. All members of the community are invited to don their most patriotic clothes and come to the festivities at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon in White Rock.

At 10 a.m., after a flag ceremony and the singing of the national anthem, the children will join in a parade with their decorated bicycles, tricycles, scooters, strollers, wagons, etc. and walk or ride around a one-half mile block back to the parking lot of the church. A carnival will follow in the back yard of the church.

There will be free balloons, snow cones, and popcorn for everyone and many games, also free, with prizes. There will be fun for all ages.

Of special interest to adults and youth will be the showing of a full length movie, A More Perfect Union. It commemorates the writing and signing of our Constitution and the ideas and compromises made by the founding fathers in 1787. It was filmed in Philadelphia in Constitution Hall during the Bicentennial year of the ratification of the Constitution. Much of the dialogue is from James Madison’s copious notes of the convention. The two hour show begins at 11 a.m. inside the church.

Also in the church’s Cultural Hall will be an exhibit of patriotic art titled “One Nation under God.” Anyone owning or creating patriotic art is welcome to display it. Betsy Ross will be there to tell stories about our nation when it was young. Art should be brought to the Hammers home at 511 Rover Blvd., or to the church before 9 a.m. July 4.


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