I have been organizing parades in Rush County for over 25 years. I love parades. I love organizing parades.
I believe the people in charge of and responsible for an event, whether it is a 5K run, a go-cart race, or a parade, should be allowed to choose the best venue for that event.
We have always felt that the Fourth of July parade should be about celebrating Independence Day and our heritage of freedom. For that reason we never had parade grand marshals, we appreciate our veterans as they lead the parade. It’s not about getting patrons for businesses. It’s not about the organization in charge, and it’s not about a handful of people controlling things for everyone else.
George and I have talked for several years about retiring from providing the Fourth of July fireworks as well as the parade. We have decided that this will be our last year to raise funds for, and provide, the Rush County Fourth of July fireworks. Our sons, Kent, Tyler and Wylie have grown up with this project and have been a tremendous help over the years. Our good friend, Thomas Alexander, has been involved for a number of years and is a great help.
Tyler Coons, who produces the soundtrack for the fireworks, will provide music for a DJ dance from 8 to 10 p.m. July 4, on the north parking lot at Rushville Elementary Schools.
Please join us for our “Last Blast” at 10 p.m. Thursday, July 4, in the field north of Rushville Elementary Schools.
Thank you for all of your support over the years. We really appreciate this community.
Rush County Fireworks