Chief Seace grand marshals Lititz Lions Independence Day Parade July 1

By on June 22, 2016
Grand Marshal William Seace

Grand Marshal William Seace

 

Recently retired Lititz Police Chief William Seace, will serve as parade marshal in the Lititz Lions Independence Day Parade, set for Friday, July 1, at 6:30 p.m.

This year, the Lititz Patriotic Parade celebrates its 25th anniversary. Twenty-five years ago, a group of seven people met at the home of Bill and Dolores Dussinger to discuss a request from Lititz Springs Park board representative Ron Reedy for the Lititz Lions Club to resurrect the Fourth of July parade. After general agreement from the group, several Lions volunteers to do so — with Al Forscht and Bill Dussinger leading the charge.

The parade begins near Wilbur Chocolate at Broad and Kleine Streets, proceeds south on Broad Street, then left onto East Marion Street, left onto South Locust Street, Left onto East Main Street, and officially ends at Broad and Main Streets at the square. A map can be found at lititzlions.org.

 

A note from the police

Lititz Borough Police want to update the public regarding the July 1 parade.

They will be bagging the parking meters three hours prior to the start of the parade at 6:30 p.m.

People may put chairs and blankets along the streets with parking meters three hours, starting at 3:30 p.m before the parade begins. On blocks where there are no parking meters, people may put chairs and blankets down five hours before the parade, or at 1:30 p.m.

Chairs and blankets will be collected by police if the policy is not followed as indicated, subject to penalties and fines according to law.

For more information about the parade, visit lititzlions.org.

There will be a concert at the Lititz Spring Park immediately following the parade. Flamin’ Dick and the Hotrods will shake, rattle and roll in honor of American independence.

 

 

Concert in the park

Immediately following the end of the parade, a concert will take place in the Lititz Springs Park band shell.

For the 18th time, Flamin’ Dick and the Hotrods will transport concert-goers back to the 50s and 60s. Their classic renditions have the soulful sound and feel of the original artists: Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eddie Cochran, Bill Haley, Elvis, The Righteous Brothers, Gene Vincent, Dion, and more.

They have been together for more than 30 years. In addition to front man “Flamin’ Dick” Weatherholtz, the band includes guitarist Keith “Spike” Rentschler, bass player Glenn Paul “G.P.” Balthaser, John “Squeek” Zaneski on sax and keyboards, drummer Jack “Flash” Keller, and vocalist Lee Auchenbach.

The band has a busy summer concert schedule. If you can’t catch them in Lititz, check out their website, flamindickandthehotrods.homestead.com, to find out where they’ll be next.

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