City of Heath celebrates Independence Day with parade and patriotic celebration in the park

HEATH, TX (July 6, 2021) The City and Special Events Board thank the many people who made the 2021 Independence Day celebration a Hometown Heath success.

It was pure red, white and blue Americana as all of the parade and program participants, the City council, Heath Department of Public Safety, City staff, event sponsors and an amazing corps of volunteers presented the Annual Independence Day Parade and Patriotic Program in the Park afterwards.

During the program, Mayor Kelson Elam and Emcee Tim Duncan presented the parade awards, honored the attending veterans, and recognized the Heath Hawks 6A UIL State Championship Baseball team.

Dustin Megill 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 enjoyed the cool weather along with free popsicles and mini cherry, apple, and buttermilk pies.

You can view more photos on the City’s Facebook page and a sponsor appreciation highlights video:

City of Heath 2021 Independence Day Parade Winners:

Mayor’s Award – Rush Creek Yacht Club Junior Sailing 

Best Overall Float – Heath Hawks Baseball – 2021 UIL 6A State Champions

Best Adult Bicycle – Stacy Rose

Best Youth Bicycle – Sadie Smith

Best Golf Cart/Off Road Vehicle – Willie’s Ride by Danny Greenhaw

Best Antique Car – Richard Gore’s ’62 Corvette
Mr. Gore is a veteran who served our country for 32 years.)

Most Patriotic Pet – The Compton Farms Girls

Most Spirited Overall – The Ladies of Amica

The City of Heath thanks our loyal Special Events Sponsors:

Host Sponsor
LiechtyMcGinnisBerrymanBowen Attorneys & Counselors

Presenting Sponsors
Allegiance Title
American National Bank
Atmos Energy
Dental Professionals of Rockwall
Heath Economic Development Corporation/Heath Municipal Benefits Corporation
Heath Salon & Spa
Horton & Archibald
Rockwall Cycling
T Chiropractic
Tom Thumb Heath
UPS Store Heath

Supporting Sponsors
ABH Roofing & Construction
Blue Ribbon News
Keeper’s Press
Shannon’s Farms
Karen Wydra/Ebby Halliday, Realtors

Submitted press release, edited for publication in Blue Ribbon News. 

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