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July 3, 2005

North Manchester, College

treat community to 4th celebration

(2005) On Sunday evening, July 3, skies over Wabash County will bloom in sparkling color with the annual Fourth of July Celebration – a collaboration of Manchester College and the community of North Manchester.

The party on the College athletic grounds starts at 7:30 p.m., when the Manchester Civic Band strikes up for a full concert of marches and other patriotic and toe-tapping music.

At 9 p.m., members of the North Manchester Volunteer Fire Department will set the sparks flying. This fourth-annual Independence party is all free.

Music of the 35-piece Manchester Civic Band, directed by Reggie Smith, will include “Sheffield March,” “Dandy 5th March,” “Dixieland Jazz Band  Blues,” “Blue Tango,” “Pennsylvania Polka,” “Harlem Nights,” and many other favorites.

Manchester College is the lead underwriter with a $5,000 gift to the community. The band and firefighters are donating their service, and the North Manchester Chamber of Commerce and local businesses also are contributing to the estimated $6,000 total cost.

The rain date is Monday, July, 4 with no change in time or location.  No concessions are planned this year.


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