Thursday, July 2, 2020

Spirit of Independence

Special drive-by flag display set for Saturday in Canton

A special Fourth of July drive-by community celebration is set for Saturday in Canton Township. A patriotic flag display will be erected in Heritage Park, allowing participants to drive by and show their Independence Day spirit any time from 10 a.m. to noon on Veterans Way, located directly behind the Canton Administration Building at 1150 S. Canton Center Road.
Participants are encouraged to proudly display their patriotism by decorating their cars and wearing red, white, and blue as they drive along Veterans Way through Heritage Park.  Area residents are encouraged to just drive by and honk their horns to show community pride, even if their vehicles are not decorated.
The Canton July 4th display, which will take place held weather permitting, will include a large U.S. flag and several public safety vehicles positioned along Veterans Way, while recorded patriotic music plays.  Car parade participants are asked to enter on Heritage Park Drive, off of Canton Center Road, and remain in their cars as they drive by the flag display.
 “We would love to be able to physically come together for a July 4th community celebration but this year, as we work to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we've been forced to come up with a unique way to celebrate,” said Greg Hohenberger, CPRP, Canton Leisure Services director.  “In lieu of a traditional parade, we've switched things up and will have participants in their cars become temporary parade floats in this drive-by parade. Instead of folks gathering to watch on the sidelines, they have a chance to become the parade.”
For additional information on the Canton July 4th Drive-By Flag Display community celebration, visit www.canton .