Since 1904, children of all ages have enjoyed Lansdowne’s traditional Independence Day celebration. (A Brief Union AA History) The 4th of July starts with a great, big, spectacular parade at 9:00 a.m. PARADE ROUTE: It begins at E. Greenwood & N. Wycombe Avenues. From Wycombe, it turns right onto Stewart Avenue, then right again onto Lansdowne Avenue. There’s one last right onto Essex Avenue and it concludes at Penn Wood High School football field. At the field there will be music, the introduction of our Parade Marshal, a few short speeches, family games and activities, including free giveaways and prizes throughout the day including free water ice for the kids. Later that evening comes music and dancing. It’s hard to believe there’s still more to come on the 4th of July.
The tension grows as the sun goes down and the Penn Wood High School field erupts into the loudest, brightest and most spectacular fireworks display around. Family and friends sit on blankets or fill the bleachers and look skyward for a favorite color or design. Parents of very young infants or children sensitive to noise ofter choose to sit on the field across from the front of the high school. Everyone reacts with enthusiastic cheers as the rockets race up high and explode into a thousand lights. Lansdowne once again becomes the small town with the giant fireworks display!
To keep our charming small town’s traditional Independence Day celebration a HUGE event, we depend entirely on donations from residents and local businesses and occasional (<Hint!) fundraisers. We take no government funds for this celebration that brings families together for fun and entertainment on July Fourth.
To find out how you can get involved with one of Lansdowne’s oldest community organizations, call or email our President, Mary Kay Bowden at 610-733-4863 or email@example.com
Donations may be sent to:
Union AA of Lansdowne
P.O. Box 689
Lansdowne, PA 19050