Parade committee thanks community

To the Journal editor:

The Marquette Noon Kiwanis 4th of July Parade Committee wishes to extend our appreciation to the citizens of Marquette and surrounding communities for their continued support of the 4th of July Parade; without it we would not be able to continue this undertaking. We also want to thank all 82 participants, especially those businesses and employees who took the time to build floats. Thank you. As in the past our continued focus will be on more music and floats.

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, Family Video, Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association, Joe Hutchens, City of Marquette Department of Public Works and the Marquette City Police Department.

We look forward to next year’s July 4th Parade. Help us make it better.

With appreciation,

Marquette Noon Kiwanis 4th of July Parade Committee

Patricia Couvion

Bill York

Darrell Dettmann

Susan Johnson

Peter Treml

Doug Russell

Patty Nofal

Joe Hutchens