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Manchester University hosts 2019 Independence Day Celebration

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester University will host its 18th annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display on Saturday, June 29, as a gift to North Manchester and its friends in Wabash County.

This free celebration will kick off at 7 p.m. at the North Manchester campus. The family-friendly event on the athletic fields off East Street is open to the public.

Fun and games for children are at 7 p.m., with the Manchester Civic Band playing at 7:30. Leslie Marlatt, MU assistant director of Career and Professional Development, will offer the official welcome.

The Independence Day message comes from David Burnette, commander of American Legion Post 286.

Emily LynnSoloist for the Star-Spangled Banner is Emily Lynn, accompanied by the band. 

At 10 p.m., the North Manchester Fire Department will light up the sky with the fireworks display.

The soccer field bleachers are perfect for viewing, but arrive early; seats fill up quickly. Those who do not arrive early will want to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Bring the whole family for red-white-and-blue activities. Free activities include cornhole, sidewalk chalk, temporary tattoos and ladder golf.  Timbercrest Senior Living Community provides glow sticks. The North Manchester Lions Club provides free flags and the tattoos.

The Rotary Club of North Manchester sells $1 hot dogs, $2 chili dogs or two chili dogs for $3, as well as $1 popcorn, water and soft drinks.

Those taking pictures or posting to social media can use #MUJuly4 to share their pictures.

For the safety of guests: Alcohol, sparklers and personal fireworks are not permitted. MU is a tobacco-free campus.

The rain date is Thursday, July 4, same time and location.

Contact for media:
Cici  Vanderwall
Event Coordinator

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 70 areas of academic study to more than 1,400 students in undergraduate programs,a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu . 

Our mission
Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.

June 2019