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Fourth festivities accommodate construction

Construction will have an impact on this year's Fourth of July festivities.

"The parade route has to change," said Dave Stannard, co-chairman of the Citizens Fourth of July committee.

With construction at Superior High School underway, the parade will start at the middle school, heading north to 28th Street before heading east to Catlin Avenue where participants can disperse. Stannard said with construction at the high school, there won't be enough room to stage the parade on Catlin Avenue this year.

But that's not the only construction project that is having an impact on festivities. With the Belknap Street reconstruction project underway, the annual car show is moving to Barker's Island and runs 3-7 p.m. During the car show, Timberline performs, Stannard said.

The one thing that won't change this year is the fireworks, which take place at dusk at the Superior Municipal Airport.

While this year's parade will be funded with $5,000 from the PIGs (Public Interest Group) motorcycle group, Stannard said the Fourth of July committee still needs to raise about $2,000.

This is the 20th year of the citizen-driven Fourth of July festivities.

For more information, call (715) 394-9673 or (218) 206-4239. Parade entries are available at