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Ste. Gen., Kasky Plan Fourth

Fireworks and other patriotic activities will take place next weekend in Ste. Genevieve and Kaskaskia.

In Ste. Genevieve, a fireworks display will take place at dusk in Pere Marquette Park on Saturday, July 2.

On Monday, July 4, a patriotic celebration will be held on the courthouse square (Third Street), 11-11:45 a.m.

The flag will be marched to the courthouse, then presented and posted. After the Pledge of Allegiance and Lily Adams singing the National Anthem, Mayor Paul Hassler will give a welcome. Local historian Bob Mueller will then give a short history of the Fourth celebrations.

Ron Rayfield will read the Declaration of Independence and the Milice de Ste. Genevieve will fire a salute.

Mueller will speak on honoring veterans and their families and Adams will sing America the Beautiful, before the VFW Honor Guard retires the colors.