On July 4th, Americans will celebrate Independence Day with patriotic displays, picnics, parades and, of course, fireworks. From coast to coast, many celebrations will be held on a grand scale but there’s nothing like a small town Fourth of July celebration to mark America’s birthday and Mountaintop ranks first in the area for doing up the Fourth.
The celebration starts with a bang on July 3rd at dusk with the annual fireworks display at the Wright Township Park. The rain date is Saturday, July 5th. Beginning at 6 p. m. the Kiwanis Club and other food vendors will be serving up a variety of food and refreshments.
Mountaintop residents come together to celebrate on July 4th at the annual parade and program that follows. Mountain Top on the Move, the volunteer community organization, sponsors and organizes the annual Fourth of July Parade. Over the years, the parade has become one of the largest events in the community, and the largest Fourth of July Parade in Luzerne County.
This year’s 27th annual parade promises to be a colorful and exciting start to the day, with the American Legion Motorcycle Riders and Color Guard leading the way. The Crestwood Marching Band and Cheerleading squad will mark time, followed by numerous civic groups, churches, sports teams, scouts, classic and antique cars and what would the parade be without Mountaintop’s finest, our emergency services vehicles and volunteers. Mascot TUX and HD Cycle, characters Spiderman and Red Robin, the Turkey Hill Cow, and even Santa and Mrs. Claus are expected to make an appearance.
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