State Senator Van Wanggaard's eNewsletter 2016
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Happy Independence Day

On Monday, we celebrate America's Independence and the freedom that makes this country the greatest on earth. As I look forward to celebrating with loved ones this weekend, I am filled with thankfulness for the many blessings we enjoy in this great country and deep gratitude for the brave men and women who have fought to protect it.

I hope that you enjoy time with friends and family this holiday weekend, and you are able to attend some of the great local events listed below. Remember to celebrate safely, and read up on firework safety tips before the festivities. Happy Independence Day!

Fourth of July Events

Don't miss the chance to enjoy these great local events with family and friends this weekend!

Raymond July 4 Celebration
Where: Raymond Town Hall
When: July 3, 7:30 pm - July 4, 2:00 pm
What: Everyone is invited the Town of Raymond July 4 holiday celebration. The 2016 theme is "May the Fourth Be With You." The party starts at 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday (July 3) with food, beverages and live music at the festival grounds (76th Street between Highways G and K). On Friday, July 4, the children's parade starts at 12:45 from the festival grounds. It is followed by the main parade at 1 p.m. A holiday festival follows with auctions, children's games, pie auction and live music. The day is capped off with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Lance Park, Twin Lakes
When: July 1 - July 3
What: Libertyfest features live music, Twin Lakes Idol Contest, children's games, Duck Race, parade, fireworks and more. The Grand Parade begins at 11:00 am on Saturday and goes from Legion park to Lance Park. 

Celebrate America
Where: Harbor Park, Kenosha
When: July 2 - July 4
What: Enjoy live entertainment at Kenosha’s Lake Michigan shore! The festival kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, with great entertainment on the main stage. July 3 and 4 offer nonstop activities and entertainment. The schedule includes Pier Pups Dock Diving, more than 20 local restaurants and vendors dishing out tasty foods, Rainbow Valley carnival rides, the Action Territory Kids’ Zone, a flyboard show, a water ski show in the harbor, and FIVE stages of live entertainment including a performance by the Kids From Wisconsin.

Racine Fourth Fest
Where: 555 Main Street, Racine
When: July 4, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm 
What: Midwest's largest July 4th Parade.  More than 100 parade entries including live replicas of national monuments veterans plus bands, floats, entertainers and more. The parade starts at the intersections of Goold and Main Streets and runs south down Main Street through Downtown then turns west on 14th Street. Arrive early to get a curbside seat! Pre-parade featuring antique cars starts at 8:30 a.m. Spectacular fireworks can be viewed anywhere along the shores of Lake Michigan starting at dusk (approx. 9:20 p.m.)

Fourth of July Celebration and Fireman's Dance
Where: Echo Park, Burlington
When: July 4, 2:00 - 10:00 pm 
What: Celebrate the Fourth in Burlington's Echo Park, 595 Milwaukee Ave., starting at 2 p.m. Baggo tournament, live music (7 to 10:30 p.m.), beer, soda and food. Tickets are $2, including an entry for the cash raffle. Fireworks at dusk over the ChocolateFest Grounds.

When: July 4, 9:15 am 
What: This year's Union Grove 4th of July parade theme is "Small Town Big Heart." It's a community celebration and a show of appreciation to current military members and veterans. Don't miss the Kiddie parade beginning at 9:00..

Independence Day in Waterford
Where: Fifth and Main Streets, Waterford
When: July 4, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
What: Waterford is hosting an exciting lineup of  Independence Day festivities for the whole family. The fun starts at 8 a.m. with the River City Run 5k at Whitford Park, 730 N. River Road. The main parade starts at 11 a.m. from Fifth and Main streets. Waterford Lions Club members will be selling tickets to their famous Duck Raffle along the parade route. Raffle proceeds help pay for the parade. The raffle drawing is 1:15 p.m. at Ten Club Park.

Order a Flag Flown over the Capitol

This Fourth of July, and throughout the year, my office is proud to offer constituents the opportunity to purchase a flag flown over the Wisconsin State Capitol. Flags can be ordered regularly, or can be flown in honor of an occasion or someone special, and a certificate of commemoration will be mailed back to you with the flag. Just be sure to specify the name of the person, the occasion, and the date you would like the flag flown. 

To order your flag, send your completed Flag Request Form along with payment to my state office at: P.O. Box 7882, Madison, WI 53707-7882. Wisconsin State Flags are $16 each and United States Flags are $13 each (please note: flags are offered at-cost and the state does not profit from the sale). Both flags are made of durable nylon and are 3 feet by 5 feet.
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21st Senate District 

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Local Events

Kenosha Veterans Parade
Begins at 22nd Ave/63rd St
Sunday, July 3

Firecracker 10K Run/5K Walk
Liberty Park, Kenosha
July 3, 8:30 am

Music on the Monument
Monument Square, Racine
Every Friday, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Animals & Artisans
Racine Zoo
Saturday, July 2, 9 am-6 pm

Burlington Farmers Market
Wehmhoff Square
Every Thursday, 3-7 pm

Kenosha Kingfish
Baseball Games
Simmons Field, Kenosha
July 2-3 at 5:05 pm & July 8-9 at 7:05 pm

Aquaducks Water-Ski
Fischer Park, Burlington
Every Thursday, 5 pm
June through Sept.

Dino Digs
Dinosaur Discovery Museum
Every Sat and Sun 

Racine Zoo
2131 North Main St.
9 am - 6 pm

If you would like to add an event to the Local Events calendar, please send information to: Colleen.Moran@legis.wi.gov
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