July 4 Parade has 77 entries

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

28 K99.1FM

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.

77 Arby’s