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City of Heath Celebrates Independence Day with Parade & Patriotic Celebration in the Park

(HEATH, TX – July 16, 2019)  It was pure red, white and blue hometown Americana in the City of Heath as the community celebrated July 4 with the Annual Independence Day Parade and Patriotic Program in the park afterwards.

During the program, Mayor Kelson Elam presented the parade awards and honored attending veterans. Pastor Mark Wilford of the First Baptist Church of Heath led the invocation; Boy Scout Troop 989 posted the colors; and a live barbershop quartet sang the national anthem and other American favorites. And everyone cooled down with free popsicles, ice cold water and mini blueberry, cherry, apple and buttermilk pies.

The City thanks the Special Events Board and volunteers, parade participants, veterans/active military, sponsors and staff including Public Works and the Department of Public Safety who make this community tradition happen! You can view more photos and the highlights video on the City’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HeathTX.

The 2019 parade award winners are:
Best Float Overall – AllSports of Rockwall
Mayor’s Award – Heath City Council Family Float
Most Spirited – Friends for Heath, #WinTheDay
Most Patriotic Pet – Jetta, the Golden Retriever, with Katie and Andrew Dyer
Best Community Organization – First Baptist Church of Heath
Stars & Stripes Award – The Rock Community Church of Heath
All American All Stars – Rush Creek Yacht Club Junior Sailing Team
Best Off Road Vehicle – Richard De La Matyr and his Ole Yeller, 1970 Jeep Commando
Best Classic Car – 61 Chevy Apache 10, owned by Boyd London
The Uncle Sam Award – AMICO/The Proud Husbands of AMICA
Best Golf Cart – Busted Knuckle Auto and Diesel

Special Event Sponsors:
LiechtyMcGinnisBerrymanBowen Attorneys & Counselors.
Presenting Sponsors are: American National Bank; CareNow; Dental Professionals of Rockwall; Heath Economic Development Corporation/Municipal Benefits Corporation; Heath Pediatric Dentistry; Heath Salon & Spa; Horton & Archibald/Allegiance Title; Play-Tri/Rockwall Cycling; J.E.R. Chilton YMCA Rockwall; Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital; T3 Chiropractor; and Villa 306-Turks & Caicos.

Supporting Sponsors: ABH Roofing & Construction; Atmos Energy; Camp Gladiator; First United Methodist Church of Heath; Juice It Up; Oncor; Shannon’s Farms; Smoothie King; and Karen Wydra/Ebby Halliday, Realtors.

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