Organizers of Brattleboro’s Fourth of July parade, Living Memorial Park festivities and fireworks will use several local media sources to announce any last-minute cancellations Wednesday due to severe weather.
The “By the People: Brattleboro Goes Fourth” citizens committee and town Recreation & Parks Department will cancel rather than postpone some or all scheduled Independence Day activities in the event of thundershowers that could endanger participants and the public.
Organizers hope to decide whether to hold the parade by Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. They will cancel the morning march if they wake to thunderstorms and/or a forecast of imminent severe weather.
Parade participants and spectators are encouraged to check the websites www.brattleborogoesfourth.com, www.reformer.com and www.ibrattleboro.com or listen to WTSA Radio 96.7 FM before leaving for the 9 a.m. lineup and 10 a.m. start.
(The parade cannot be delayed to a later date because of local permitting, police and liability insurance issues.)
The town Recreation & Parks Department also will decide Wednesday whether to cancel any afternoon or evening activities at Living Memorial Park. Any and all of those cancellations will be reported on the websites www.brattleborogoesfourth.com, www.reformer.com and www.ibrattleboro.com and on WTSA Radio 96.7 FM.
Organizers ask the public to share this precautionary statement via email and social media with everyone planning to attend Brattleboro’s July 4 parade, Living Memorial Park festivities or fireworks.