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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Planning Has Started for Fort Thomas Fourth of July Celebration

Businesses and residences throughout Fort Thomas were decked out to celebrate the Fourth of July (safely) last year. Planners for the 2021 event are cautiously moving forward.

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by Robin Gee, city council beat editor

Plans for the Fort Thomas Fourth of July Celebration are underway. 

Members of the Fourth of July Planning Committee were on hand at the April city council meeting to briefly discuss plans. Linda and Lonnie Slone and Jim Trauth offered their support and said the parade is being planned to take place in the usual fashion on July 3. The group and city officials noted that COVID-related health requirements will be followed and adaptations will made as necessary.

Mayor Eric Haas, in tandem with city staff, will ultimately make the call on how the parade will be held.

"Right now we want to go ahead and plan things as though things are going to be fine, but we will react if there are new mandates. For now, we are hopeful, and people are excited," said Mayor Haas. 

A master list of city events had been previously published with the Fourth of July parade noticeably absent, so community members were unsure of the city administration's appetite to hold one of the city's signature events. 

The Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy and city officials will present a celebration of Earth Day 2021 on Sunday, April 25, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will take place outside rain or shine in Tower Park (801 Cochran Ave) and will include kids’ activities and educational programs. Flea in the Fort is coming up soon, too. It will be held in the Mess Hall from 10am to 3pm. on May 2.


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