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Welcome to Ashland’s
2015 Fourth of July Celebration!
The theme for this year’s event is "Ashland’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July - Be Active, Live Healthy!”.
Ashland’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration for 2015 engages and emphasizes Ashland’s values of cultivating a healthy lifestyle with the theme “Be Active, Live Healthy!” Ashland has a deep history of honoring health and wellness and this theme sheds light on these community values.
This Celebration, now over 100 years old, is what makes Ashland a “great small town to live in.” The event begins with a run organized by the Ashland Parks & Recreation Department, followed by a Parade enjoyed by an estimated 20,000 spectators beginning at 10:00am that day. After the parade concludes, there are over one hundred booths in Lithia Park featuring food, crafts, information booths and a Family Activity Zone while bands, including the Ashland City Band perform all afternoon at the Lithia Park Bandshell. Then, enjoy spectacular Fireworks beginning at dusk which are visible all over town.
We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event! For event questions or vendor information, contact the Ashland Chamber at (541) 482-3486.
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Ashland’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Honors Two Grand Marshals
The 2015 celebration of Ashland’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July will recognize two distinguished individuals as Grand Marshals, both with long standing ties to our community and our country. Each represent health and longevity at over 90 years old.
This year the Ashland Chamber of Commerce Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration will recognize Dan Bulkley and Stan Smith, aka Mr. Raider. Dan epitomizes healthful living. Now into his late 90s, Dan has been a long time community supporter of SOU, Mt. Ashland and various service organizations. He was one of the original Snowmen and was instrumental in starting Mt. Ashland. Meanwhile he served as a Professor and a coach at Southern Oregon University, starting the track and field program and the current track is named in his honor. As an athlete, Mr. Bulkley holds age group world records in skiing, track and field and five Hall of Fame records acknowledging his career as an athlete and coach. Currently, he is still actively involved in the Nordic Club.
Stan Smith, aka Mr. Raider, is a veteran of the US Navy and a long time SOU athletics supporter. He is the oldest living member of the 1946
SOU football team- a team that went undefeated that year. He helped start the SOU Raider’s golf tournament that now serves as their largest
fundraising effort each year. Mr. Raider earned his nickname because after all of these years he never misses an SOU home football game and is a valuable fan and supporter of the team.
Please help the Ashland Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Committee recognize these men for their efforts, accomplishments and helping
the community remember to Be Active, Live Healthy!
Saturday, July 4th - 8:00pm
Ashland High School Football Stadium
Tickets are available through Cripple Creek Music in Ashland, through ABC’s web site at Bandworld.org and at the Ashland High School Stadium beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Click here for Ashland Fire Department Rules and Regulations regarding Fireworks in Ashland
Click here for Ashland Parks and Recreation
4th of July Run information.
Click here for information on the Ashland Lions Club
4th of July Chicken BBQ!
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