To the Journal editor:
The Marquette Noon Kiwanis Fourth of July Parade Committee wishes to extend our appreciation to the citizens of Marquette and surrounding communities for their continued support of the Fourth of July parade; without it we would not be able to continue this undertaking.
We also want to thank all 97 participants especially those businesses and employees who took the time to build floats. Thank you. The parade committee's continued future focus will be on more music and floats.
Rumbling Thunder and all the riders deserve a huge round of applause for their recognition of our Grand Marshalls; Jacobetti Veterans Home, residents, employees and volunteers.
In addition, we extend our gratitude to the following people and businesses for their assistance and donated items for the parade:
Tom Tourville and employees of Tourville Apartments, Doug Gentz from Michigan Sales, Rick Nelson from BSA, Walgreens, Border Grill, Family Video, Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association, Joe Hutchens, City of Marquette Department of Public Works and Police Department.
We look forward to next year's July 4th Parade. Help us make it better.
With appreciation, the Marquette Noon Kiwanis 4th of July Parade Committee.
David Thomas, Bill York,
Larry Chabot, Peter Treml,
Doug Russell, Jake Guter,