HUBER HEIGHTS — At least 77 entries are scheduled to participate in the Star Spangled Heights Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4. The parade route begins at Chambersburg and Brandt Pike and travels to Nebraska Ave.
Last year, there were 76 entries. The float winners included the Huber Heights Senior Center as the most patriotic float and Cub Scout Pack 169 as the most creative float. The best overall entry was designed by the Double H Square Dance Club.
“The community is still very happy with us having brought the parade back three years ago,” said Margie Muhl, administrative secretary for the city of Huber Heights, who is overseeing the parade. “They’re really anxious always to participate. We have one more entry than last year. I think it’s good for the community. It makes everyone pull together. Businesses are trying to get their word out there by being in the parade and everyone just wants to participate and keep making things better and better.”
Grand Marshal for the parade is Staff Sgt. Anthony Paletta, a wounded vet, with his service dog. He served seven years in the United States Air Force as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller before medical retirement in 2013.
Following the parade, other activities will be held at Thomas Cloud Park. The Wayne Township-Huber Heights Historical Society will host their Independence Day Car Show with gates opening at 11 a.m. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m.
In the afternoon, bounce houses and food vendors will open at 4 p.m.
The Flashback Band will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. during the Star Spangled Concert, hosted by the Huber Heights Arts & Beautification Commission as well as during the fireworks which are expected to begin around 10 p.m.
The following units are expected to participate in the parade.
1 HH Police Dept.
2 HH Police Dept.
3 HH Fire Dept. Color Guard
4 HH Police Dept. Honor Guard
5 MV Young Marines Color Guard
6 JROTC Wayne H.S.
7 VFW 3283 Honor Guard
8 HHPD Critical Incident Response Vehicle
9 HHPD Canine Unit
10 Grand Marshal
11 HH Fire Dept. fire truck/EMS
12 Corvette Troy
13 Mr. & Miss Firecracker
14 Wayne H. S. Marching Band & Warriorettes
15 H. H. City Schools (Board)
16 Re-Elect Karen Kaleps for Council
17 Wayne H.S. Student Council & Miss Wayne H.S.
18 Wayne H.S. & Jr. High Cheerleaders
19 Re-Elect Jan Vargo to City Council
20 Greg Brush Mont. Co. Clerk of Courts
21 State Rep. Michael Henne
22 Re-Elect Ed Lyons for City Council
23 Huber Heights Historical Society
24 H. H. Senior Center
25 Re-Elect Lu Dale to City Council
26 HHYC Drill Team
27 Optimist Club of Huber Heights
29 Karl Keith Montgomery County Auditor
30 Sit, Stay, N’Play Dog Park
31 Snow Sisters
32 American Heritage Girls Troop OHO413
33 Gem City Rollergirls
34 Mr. & Mrs. E.D. Brown
35 1 Co.3rd Bat.502nd PIR, 101st Airborne Div
36 CEF Wright-Patterson AFB Fire Dept.
37 Digestive Specialists
38 Flashback Band
39 HH Chamber of Commerce
40 Dance Etcetera
41 Brick City Carpet Cleaning
42 Paradise Key Café, LLC
43 HH Masonic Lodge #777
44 HH Girls Softball Association
45 HH Special Olympics
46 Rotary Club
47 Dayton Metro Library
48 Carriage Hill Farm, Inc.
49 Citizens for Glenn Otto
50 Committee to Elect Janell Smith
51 Committee to Elect Richard Stan
52 Committee to Elect Richad Shaw
53 Bethel Township Fire Dept.
54 Texas Roadhouse
55 Knights of Columbus Council 4424
56 US Army/Dayton North Recruiting Center
57 Double H. Square Dance Club
58 Antioch Shrine Club Dune Buggy Group
59 Representing themselves (Dunaways)
60 United Water
61 Aegis Martial Arts & Heights Fitness Club
62 Calvary Open Bible Church
63 Acceptance Insurance
64 The Laurels of HH
65 HH Baptist Temple
66 Cub Scout Pack 169
67 One Love Church
68 Café 125
69 Kirkwood Heating & Cooling
70 The Medicine Shoppe
71 Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors
72 Great Clips
73 PJ Computers
74 Just In Time Audio Video
75 Redd Insurance Agency
76 HH Fire Dept.