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Belton to host virtual 4th of July parade

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 13:25:48-04

BELTON, TX — The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a virtual 4th of July parade after "the logistics of staffing and following the health and safety guidelines and precautions have proven to be problematic for a traditional parade and festival."

“This was such a difficult decision for all of us,” Mayor Marion Grayson said. “We will still celebrate the Fourth of July in Belton this year, but it will just look a little different.”

The Belton Area Chamber of Commerce is also moving forward with other plans for the Belton 4th of July Celebration including:

• 96th annual PRCA Rodeo at the Bell County Expo (July 2-4)
• Two nights of concerts at the Backyard Party at Schoepf’s
- Kevin Fowler (July 3)
- Sprung (July 4)
• Fireworks show following the Sprung concert on July 4.
• Virtual/Broadcast Parade

In lieu of the traditional parade, plans are being finalized for a virtual parade with videos submitted by individuals, businesses, organizations and groups.

Awards will be given in a variety of categories.

The Downtown Street Party, originally scheduled for June 27, will be postponed until a later date, tentatively planning for October.

"Many options and alternatives have been explored over the last several weeks in order to continue to hold these valued annual events," the press release said. "The logistics of staffing and following the health and safety guidelines and precautions have proven to be problematic for a traditional parade and festival, but the potential for a virtual parade is generating excitement and enthusiasm for participation by an even wider range of groups."

Chamber President/CEO Randy Pittenger stated, “We are excited about offering these opportunities for our community to come together to celebrate the 4th of July. These are extraordinary times requiring adjustments, creativity and resourcefulness, and we appreciate the ongoing coordination and partnership with the City of Belton and Bell County in working together for our community.”

For more information about the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce and Belton 4th of July Celebration, visit the website at www.beltonchamber.com, call 254-939-3551.