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Obama supporters shut down Atlanta tea party

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 06/26/2009 @ 12:00 am In Front Page | Comments Disabled

President Obama may restrict his reaction to the nationwide tea party movement whereby tens of thousands of people are objecting to the spending spree on which the U.S. government has embarked under his leadership, but some of his supporters are taking more direct action: using an easement agreement to cancel a July 4th event scheduled on private property in Atlanta.

Jason Lee at the American Thinker blog describes the situation that has developed for the 20,000 people expected to meet in Atlanta on July 4.

There, organizers had been working since March with officials to set up the tea party event in a parking lot of an old Macy’s building at Gwinnett Place Mall, owned by Simon Properties Group.

Then only days ago, mall officials objected, giving organizers no opportunity to find a replacement location and no choice but to cancel.

On its website, the Atlanta tea party organization said it was an “objection” from Gwinnett Place Mall that triggered the collapse of its plans.

“It is unfortunate the event had to be canceled,” said Julianne Thompson, event co-organizer.

She continued, “The old Macy’s building is on private property, and not owned by Simon Malls, however the mall manager asked the property owner and [me] to come in the office on Thursday of this week, and told us Simon does not want political events on its property. They were also concerned about the fact we were using the term ‘protest.’ Although the event was on private property, the mall was able to assert authority on the matter due to reciprocal property easement agreements.”

Event co-chair Debbie Dooley stated, “Our Atlanta Tea Party team tried for the next day and a half to find an alternative location large enough for the event, and with the proper layout for our vendors, children’s activities, and fireworks show, but we could not find anything suitable that would have been available on July 4th.”

Added Lee, “With just a few days left until the Fourth of July Tea Parties begin, this is very unfortunate timing! One wonders why Simon Property Group waited until now to interfere.”

But he also connected the dots for those who really wonder:

  1. Gwinnett Place Mall shut down the Atlanta Tea Party.
  2. Simon Property Group owns Gwinnett Place Mall.
  3. Melvin Simon (a Forbes 400 billionaire) is co-chairman of Simon Property Group, Inc.
  4. Melvin Simon has provided large political contributions to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Al Franken, John Edwards, the DNC and many other Democrats and Democrat organizations.
  5. Melvin Simon was a major contributor to Barack Obama’s inaugural committee and has given at least $1 million to the William J. Clinton foundation.
  6. Melvin’s wife, Bren, personally donated almost $100,000 to various political candidates, was a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid and contributed to President Obama’s inaugural committee.

According to Bob Owens at Pajamas Media, the evidence of the motive also was clear.

“The apparent plot was uncovered when blogger and radio talk show host Andrea Shea King noticed an unusual amount of traffic coming to her site earlier this month,” he wrote.

“On June 16, Andrea Shea King e-mailed me, questioning a heavy burst of Sitemeter traffic coming from Simon.com. She included screencaps of the traffic,” he wrote.

One screen shot has been embedded, revealing extended visits from Simon.com:

Owens said the computer readouts showed the Simon.com visitors were looking at anywhere from 20-44 pages on King’s site and remained there 22-55 minutes.

“Obviously, they were very interested,” he wrote.

He said King reached out to him because one of the pages the Simon.com visitors were watching on her site was a March 1 commentary that linked to one of his own – a story about the shortage of certain firearms and ammunition in the U.S.

Among his closing comments there was, “An increasing number of people are openly expressing that the reason they are stocking up on ammunition is that they fear the actions of our federal government. These are people who have never been radicals, most could generally care less about politics, and many have never even dreamed of owning guns until now.

“And while it will no doubt come as a surprise to those who would like to perpetrate the stereotype of gun owners as rural and uneducated — the kind that bitterly cling to their guns and Bibles as someone once scornfully said — anecdotal evidence suggests many new gun owners are minorities, and all social classes are purchasing firearms and ammunition,” he said.

“While we seem to have a tea party movement growing nationwide as people voice their dissatisfaction with our power-mad, spending-crazed government by calling on the symbolism of the acts of Patriots in Boston Harbor more than two hundred years ago, I suspect those protests are hiding a deeper resentment and fears about the competency and goals of our federal leaders.”

After the first round of tea party events, on Tax Day April 15, Obama displayed indifference toward those concerned about spending, as shown in this YouTube video:

He referenced “folks waving tea bags around” and said, “Let’s not play games and pretend the reason is because of the Recovery Act (federal spending plan).”

Kim Priestap at the Wizbangblog wasn’t convinced that he was as aloof as he tried to appear.

“When you watch the video, pay close attention to the tension in his face and the tone of his voice when he talks about the tea party protesters and ‘certain news channels.’ This massive tea party protest really got in his craw. Don’t believe it when others say he didn’t know about the protests. He knew. And he didn’t like it one bit,” Priestap wrote.

On a blog forum page, a participant wrote: “It is again a very scary example of the lengths the left will go to silence the voices that don’t agree with the people in power. Be very afraid of your government. I wouldn’t be surprised if it comes to light that the owners are personal friends of someONE.”

At FaultlineUSA, Jim Simpson wrote, “Please urge everyone you know to participate in this boycott. Please contact Simon Properties to express your outrage and urge those of your friends who care about freedom to do the same. Following is the contact information for Gwinnett Place Mall and a form letter you can use in whole or in part if you wish.”

Les Morris, a spokesman for Gwinnett Place, released the following statement to WND about the plans for adjacent private property:

“Gwinnett Place Mall is not public property, but is privately owned. In order to preserve the shopping experience for all guests, it is our standing policy not to permit political protests or rallies on mall property. To clarify the timing of our decision, mall management was not notified of the event or contacted for approval on event plans until just last week.”

WND readers have been sending information on upcoming tea
parties. Tea Party Patriots lists events by state on its website. Most of more than 400 following protests are planned by national organizer Amy Kremer and her Tea Party Patriots team:

Alabama

Birmingham – Saturday, July 4, time and place to be announced

Florence – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m., Veteran’s Park, Shelter #2

Huntsville – Saturday, July 4, 7 p.m., Jaycee Fairgrounds on Airport Rd.

Montgomery – Saturday, July 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.at Overlook Park on Bell Street

Pelham – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Celebration Arena, Highway 67

Priceville/Decatur – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Celebration Arena, Highway 67

Wetumpka – Saturday, September 5, time to be announced, Gold Star Park, Shelby Street, downtown

Alaska

Ketchikan – Saturday, July 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tongass Avenue

Arizona

Gilbert – Saturday, July 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Gilbert Municipal Building, 50 E. Civic Center Dr., near Warner and Gilbert Rd.

Kingman – Saturday, July 4, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Centennial Park, Burbank Street

Prescott – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m., downtown Prescott at the square, 120 S. Corte

Tucson – Saturday, July 4, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.at Kennedy Park Fiesta area, 3700 S. La Cholla Blvd.

Arkansas

Batesville – Saturday, July 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.at Riverside Park, 1 Riverbank Road

El Dorado – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Union County Courthouse

Fayetteville – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Washington County Fairgrounds, 1602 McConnell Rd.

Fort Smith – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Ross Pendergrath Park, 200 Garrison Ave.

Heber Springs – Saturday, July 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cleburne County Courthouse Square

Hot Springs – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m., Garland County Courthouse, 200 Woodbine

Mountain Home – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m., Bomber Stadium of Mountain Home High School

Ratcliff – Thursday, July 2, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Ratcliff City Hall/fire department, 105 North Wilson

Russellville – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Historic Missouri-Pacific train depot, 220 West C Street

California

Alturas – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m., Fandango Days Parade, assemble at 8th and Main Street

Apple Valley – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., corner of Bear Valley and Apple Valley Road

Auburn – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m., Placer County Courthouse, 101 Maple Street

Big Bear Lake – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., The Village, corner of Pine Knot and Big Bear Blvd.

Bishop – Saturday, July 4, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bishop City Park

Brentwood – Saturday, July 4, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Brentwood City Hall, 708 3rd St.

Buena Park – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. at city hall, 6650 Beach Blvd., bring flags, banners, signs; lunch to follow

Chico – Saturday, July 4, 8:30 a.m., Elks’ Lodge and Bidwell Park One-Mile Recreation Area, 1705 Manzanita Ave.

Chino Hills – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chino Hills City Hall, Peyton and Grand Avenue

Danville – Saturday, July 4, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Hartz and Railroad Ave.

El Cajon – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Renette Park, 935 Emerald Avenue

El Cerrito – Saturday, July 4, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., El Cerrito, corner Moesser Ave and Richmond Ave.

Escondido – Sunday, June 28, 2 p.m. Grape Day Park, 312 N. Broadway

Eureka – Wednesday, June 24, Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris Street

Eureka – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., north of 4th in Old Town

Ferndale – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m., Humboldt County fairground

Glendale – Wednesday, June 24, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Western Avenue and Flower Street intersection, near 500 Circle Seven Drive

Grass Valley – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m., South Auburn Street, march in Grass Valley parade

La Canada – Friday, July 3, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Jeffers Estate, 1823 Foothill Blvd.

Laguna Beach – Friday, July 3, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Main Beach at PCH and Broadway

Los Angeles – Saturday, July 4, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Santa Monica Pier

Mission Viejo – Saturday, July 4, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mission Viejo Street Fair, Marguerite Pkwy/Olympiad Road

Monterey
– Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Colton Hall on Pacific Street

Monterey – Saturday, July 4, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Window on the Bay Park, Del Monte Avenue between Camino Aguajito and Camino El Estero across from Lake Estero

Novato – Saturday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Novato Independence Day Parade, Sweetser and Reichert and Machin

Ontario – Saturday, July 4, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Euclid Ave., march with flags in parade

Ontario – Saturday, July 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Westwind Park, 2425 Riverside Drive

Palm Desert – Friday, July 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Civic Center Park Amphitheater, Fred Waring at San Pablo (park on NE side)

Pasadena – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pasadena Memorial Park, 85 E Holly Street

Paso Robles – Friday, July 3, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Paso Robles City Park, Spring and 12th Street

Rancho Cucamonga – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Haven and Foothill, 10582 Foothill Blvd.

Redding – Saturday, July 4, morning until night, Redding Convention Center, Auditorium Drive

Roseville – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m., Vernon Street

Sacramento – Saturday, July 4, time and place to be announced

San Diego – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., E. Mission Bay Park, just south of the Hilton

San Jose/Silicon Valley – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Valley Fair Mall / Santana Row, Intersection of Winchester Blvd. and Stephens Creek

San Mateo – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., San Mateo Central Park, El Camino Real between 5th and 9th Street

San Ramon – Saturday, July 4, 2 p.m., San Ramon Central Park, Alcosta Blvd and Bollinger Canyon Road

Santa Barbara – Friday, July 3, 7p.m. to 8 p.m., Wild West Show and Freedom Rally, De La Guerra Plaza

Santa Barbara – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m., march in Santa Barbara’s Independence Day parade

Santa Rosa – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Old Courthouse Square on 4th and Santa Rosa Ave.

Stockton – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Weber Point, 221 N. Center Street

Temecula – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Duck Pond, Ynez and Rancho California Rd.

Thousand Oaks – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave.

Tulare – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., International Agri-Center, 4450 S. Laspina

Ukiah – Thursday, July 2, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Ukiah Courthouse, corner of Perkins and State

Ventura – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ventura County Government Center

Woodland Hills – Saturday, July 4, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd at Mary Lee St. on sidewalk

Colorado

Alamosa – Saturday, July 4, 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m., Cole Park at 3rd St.

Castle Rock – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Festival Park, 100 Wilcox Street

City – Saturday, July 4, 9:30 a.m., Steamboat Springs parade, downtown Steamboat

Craig – Saturday, July 4, 8:30 p.m., 9th and Finley

Denver – Saturday, July 4, time and place to be announced

Fort Collins – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., City Park, W. Oak Street

Monument – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Highway 105

Steamboat Springs – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m., Routt County Courthouse lawn, 5th and Lincoln Ave.

Connecticut

Hartford – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Capitol steps, 210 Capitol Avenue

Norwich – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chelsea Parade, Washington Street

Stratford – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Boothe Memorial Park, Main Street Putney

Delaware

Dover – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., in front of the federal building, 300 South New Street

Georgetown – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., The Circle

Wilmington – Thursday, July 2, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., in front of all three congressmen’s offices. Two locations: sidewalk between 201 and 301 North Walnut Street and sidewalk in front of 1105 N. Market St.

Florida

Apopka – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Apopka City Hall, 120 E. Main Street

Big Pine Key – Saturday, July 4, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., tropical pools at U.S. 1 and Key Deer Blvd at traffic light, 30464 Overseas Highway

Brandon – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Brandon Park, Parsons and Vonderburg

Cape Coral – Friday, July 3, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Pl

Clearwater – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., outside Perkin’s Restaurant, 2626 Gulf to Bay Blvd.

Coral Gables – Thursday, July 2, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Coral Gables City Hall, LeJune Road/SW 42 Ave. and Coral Way

Dade City – Saturday, July 4, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Avenue

Deland – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Deland Courthouse, 101 N. Alabama Ave.

Eustis – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452

Fernandina Beach – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m., Main Park on Atlantic Avenue

Ft. Lauderdale – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Broward Blvd. and Third

Ft. Myers – Thursday, July 2, 10 a.m., Sen. Bill Nelson’s Regional Office, 2000 Main Street, Suite 801

Homestead – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Homestead City Hall, 790 N. Homestead Blvd.

Inverness – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m., Old Historic Courthouse, One Courthouse Square

Jacksonville – Thursday, July 2, Jacksonville Landing, downtown

Lady Lake – Saturday, July 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Villages, the polo field, Buena Vista Blvd.

Lakewood Ranch – Sunday, June 28, 1 p.m., the Sarasota Polo Club, Polo Club Drive

Lynn Haven / Panama City – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Kinsaul Park and 5th Street

Ocala – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m., SE Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd.

Orlando – Saturday, July 4, 5 p.m., Orlando Festival Park, 2106 E. Robinson St.

Orlando – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Amway Arena, 600 East Amelia Avenue

Palmetto – Saturday, July 4, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Palmetto side of Manatee River

Pensacola – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., 9th Ave at Creighton Road

Perry – Saturday, July 4, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Forrest Capital State Park, Highway 19 South

Port St. Lucie – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m., Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, south of Village Green

Punta Gorda – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Gilchrist Park, 400 W. Rita Esplanade

Punta Gorda – Thursday, July 2, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Rep Tom Rooney, old Punta Gorda Courthouse, 226 Taylor Street, Suite 200

Seminole – Thursday, July 2, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Seminole City Hall at Rep. Young’s office, 9199 113th St. N

Starke – Saturday, July 4, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., old brick armory across from Bradford High School, 500 block of U.S. Hwy 301/Temple Avenue

St. Augustine – Saturday, July 5, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Castillo De San Marcos, 1 Castillo Dr.

Sugarloaf Key
– Saturday, July 4, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sugarloaf Airstrip, Sugarloaf Lodge Overseas Highway

Tallahassee – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., downtown Tallahassee, the capitol, 106 E. Jefferson Street

Tampa – Thursday, July 2, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., three locations, 4144 N. Armenia Ave.

Treasure Island – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Gator’s Cafe, 12754 Kingfish Dr.

Venice – Saturday, July 4, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Centennial Park Gazebo, 401 W. Venice Avenue

Viera, Melbourne – Saturday, July 4, 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Space Coast Stadium, 5800 Stadium Parkway

West Palm Beach – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m., downtown, 100 Clamatis, at the Fountain

Georgia

Atlanta – Saturday, July 4, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the capitol building located at 206 Washington St.

Blue Ridge – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m., Fannin County Courthouse

Camilla – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m., park behind Mitchell County Courthouse

Carrollton – Saturday, July 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at City Hall Park, 315 Bradley Street

Columbus – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Columbus Consolidated Government Center, 9th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue

Demorest – Saturday, July 4, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., downtown

Duluth – Saturday, July 4, 7 p.m., Gwinnett Place Mall in old Macy’s parking lot, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road

Griffin – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Spalding County Courthouse, 119 E. Solomon St.

Hiawassee – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Lake Chatuge-Hiawassee

Loganville – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m. 8 p.m., at the Loganville American Legion, 4632 Atlanta Hwy

Marietta – Friday, July 3, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd. SW

Peachtree City – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, 201 MacIntosh Road

Plains – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Plains City Park, downtown Plain

Rome – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m, location to be announced

Roswell – Saturday, Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m.to 1 p.m., Old Historic Square, Hwy 9 and Hwy 120

St. Simons Island – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gascoigne Park/Bluff, J Arthur Moore Drive

Statesboro – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mill Creek Elementary School, 239 Beasley Rd.

Valdosta – Saturday, July 4,  12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Lowndes County Courthouse on Central Ave, 108 E. Central Ave.

Vidalia– Saturday, July 4, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Western Steakhouse, Highway 280 E.

Hawaii

Honolulu – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Capitol building, 415 Beretania St.

Kailu-Kona – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Queen K Hwy south of Borders Books fronting Mormon Temple

Kihei – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Kamaole Beach Park III and vicinity, 2511 South Kihei Rd.

Makawao – Saturday, July 4, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1159 Makawao Ave.

Idaho

Boise – Saturday, July 4, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Julia Davis Park near Bandshell

Idaho Falls – Saturday, July 4, all day, Memorial Drive/Greenbelt

Sandpoint – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, First Avenue

Illinois

Arlington Heights – Saturday, July 4, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Frontier Days Parade

Bloomington – Saturday, July 4, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., old courthouse (aka McLean County Museum), 200 N Main Street

Carbondale – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cabondale Town Square Pavilion, Town Square, Rt. 13 West

Carpentersville – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Meadowdale Shopping Center, 100 Kennedy Memorial Drive

Champaign/Urbana – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., International Food Court, 800 Bloomington Rd.

Champaign – Sunday, July 5, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., West Side Park, 400 W. University

Chicago – Saturday, July 4, at 7 p.m. to Sunday, July 5, at 5 a.m. at Belmont Harbor on Lake Shore Drive

Crystal Lake – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., 5545 Northwest Hwy

Elgin – Saturday, July 4, 8 a.m.to 11 a.m., parade meet at parking lot of David C. Cook & Co., Slade and Dougla

Flora – Saturday, July 4, 2 p.m., Library Park, 216 North Main

Harrisburg – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Harrisburg Township Park, 921 West Poplar Street (State Route 13)

Lisle – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Riedy’s Tee Time, 1400 Maple Ave.

Palatine – Saturday, July 4, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Volunteer Plaza at intersection of E. Northwest Highway (14) and N. Hicks Road

Peoria – Friday, July 17, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Aaorn Shock’s office at the federal courthouse, 100 Monroe St.

Quincy – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Women’s City Club, 1550 Maine Street

Rockford – Saturday, July 4, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Height Park, Jefferson and 2nd Street

Shorewood – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Pathway Field, 19554 NW Frontage Rd.

Urbana – Saturday, July 4, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Staging area at Lincoln and Nevada

Vandalia – Saturday, July 4, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Dothager Freedom Ranch

West Peoria – Saturday, July 4, 8:30 a.m., Rohmann and Sterling

Indiana

Highland – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Wicker Park, 2125 Ridge Rd. (just west of U.S. 41 and Ridge Rd.)

Indianapolis – Saturday, July 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., E. Washington Street

South Bend – Wednesday, July 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., downtown at courthouse

Tipton – Saturday, July 4, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tipton City Park Gazebo

Valparaiso – Saturday, July 4, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Courthouse Square, 16 Lincolnway Ave.

Iowa

Bettendorf – Saturday, July 4, 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., parade starts on corner of State Street and 23rd Street

Cedar Rapids – Saturday, July 4, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5 Seasons Tree, downtown Cedar Rapids, 105 1st St. NE

Council Bluffs – Saturday, July 4, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Playland Park, 100 N. 40th Street

Davenport – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 200 block in front of the Figge Art Museum on River Drive, 225 W. River Drive

Des Moines – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Iowa State Capitol, Finkbine Street

Dubuque – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wasington Square Park, 700 Locust Street

Spirit Lake – Saturday, July 4, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1801 Hill Avenue, historic Carnegie building

Storm Lake – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., parade route, Lakeshore Drive

West Des Moines – Saturday, July 4, 3 p.m., Raccoon River Park, 2500 Grand Avenue

Kansas

Burlington – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., home of Michael and Dale Free, 314 N. 4th Street (SW corner of Hwy 75 and Juniatta St.)

Garden City – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Western State Bank, 1500 E. Kansas Avenue

Leawood – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Stateline Rd., Stateline Rd from 125th to 135th

Salina – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Kenwood Park, 821 Kenwood Park

Kentucky

Burnside – Friday, July 3, 6 p.m., Cole Community Park, South Highway 27 behund city hall

Frankfort – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Frankfort Kentucky State Capitol Steps, 700 Capital Ave.

Jenkins – Friday, July 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Jenkins City Park, downtown

Louisville – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jefferson Square, 6th and Jefferson Street

Richmond – Friday, July 3, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Madison County Courthouse, 205 Main Street

Louisiana

Baton Rouge – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Louisiana State Capitol building, State Capitol Drive

Bossier City – Saturday, July 4, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bossier City Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd.

Covington – Thursday, July 2, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Reagan Memorial at Trailhead, corner of East Lockwood and North New Hampshire Streets

DeRidder – Friday, July 3, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Farmer’s Market, downtown, Washington Street

Lafayette – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Beaullieu Park, 410 West Bluebird Dr. (Ambassador Caffrey, acros from Women & Children’s Hospital)

Lake Charles – Saturday, July 4, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Veteran’s Memorial Park, north of Lake Charles Civic Center

Leesville – Saturday, July 4, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Historic Vernon Parish COurthouse in downtown Leesville

Minden – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Webster Parish Fairgrounds, Goodwill Street

New Iberia – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m., New Iberia City Park, Park View

Robert – Saturday, June 27, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Cate Street Park

Maine

Augusta – Saturday, July 4, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Capitol Park, State Street

Maryland

Annapolis – Thursday, July 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Annapolis city dock, contact JP Weber at (410) 263-0761

Bel Air – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Hartford County Government Admin building, 220 S. Main Street

Cumberland – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m., downtown Cumberland Mall

Elkton – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rt. 40 and Rt. 213 next to McDonalds, 103 E Pulaski Highway

Frederick – Saturday, July 4, 8:30 a.m., city hall, 101 North Court Street

Hagerstown – Thursday, July 7,3 p.m. to 6 p.m., University Plaza, 32 Washington St.

Salisbury – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., GOB building, 125 N. Division St.

Massachusetts

Boston – Saturday, July 4, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Griffin Harbor on Congress Street Bridge

Boston – Saturday, July 4, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Boston Commons – Christopher Columbus Park, Park St and 145 Atlantic Avenue

Nantucket – Saturday, July 4, 9:30 a.m., Nantucket Island outside Pacific Club, bottom of Main Street

Worcester – Saturday, June 20, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., corner of Highland St. and Park Avenue

Michigan

Grand Rapids – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Riverside Park Bandshell, Monroe Ave., across from vet home

Kalamazoo – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bronson Park, Rose and South Street

Kimball Twp – Saturday, July 4, 3 p.m. registration, next to golf county driving range, 4730 Smiths Creek Rd.

Ludington – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Madison County Courthouse, 304 E. Ludington Ave.

Monroe – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Loranger Square, East First Street and Washington Street corner

Port Huron – Saturday, July 4, register at 3 p.m. for event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. next to golf driving range at 4730 Smith Creek Rd.

North Branch – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m., Main Street (M 90)

Northville – Saturday, July 4, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Northville Community Park, Five Mile Road and Beck

Traverse City – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m., Traverse City Civic Center / NE corner, Civic Center Drive

Minnesota

Bemidji – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bemidji Courthouse lawn, 601 Beltrami Ave NW

Chanhassen – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Chanhassen Parade, 78th Street

Rochester – Thursday, June 25, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mayor Park, 2nd St. SE & 2nd Ave SE

Spicer – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m., 2-mile parade, be prepared to walk, gather at Green Lake Mall on Hwy 23

Saint Paul – Saturday, July 4, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., upper and lower malls of the Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mississippi

Bay Saint Louis – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., front steps of Bay Saint Louis City Hall, 688 Hwy 90

Hernando – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m., County Courthouse

Laurel – Saturday, July 4, location to be announced

Missouri

Kansas City – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Stateline Rd. from 125th to 135th St.

Kansas City – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., J.C. Nichols Fountain, 47th Main

Mexico – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Summer Snow at corner of N. Western St and Love St.

Parkville – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 45 Hwy, both sides of 45 Hwy from Crosby to 9 Hwy

Springfield – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m., 640 W. Chestnut Street

St. Clair – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., St. Clair City Park, Orchard Drive

Montana

Billings – Saturday, July 4, location to be announced

Bozeman – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., downtown Bozeman and Gallatin Field Airport, 626 E. Main Street

Glendive – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., E.P.E.C.

Great Falls – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m., Central Avenue, parade

Great Falls – Saturday, Sept. 12, 1 p.m., Park Drive and Central Avenue

Helena – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Memorial Park, Last Chance Gulch

Helena – Saturday, July 4,4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Carroll College, O’Connell Rm 101, 1601 North Benton Avenue

Nebraska

Grand Island – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stolley Park, 2013 Stolley Park Rd.

Omaha – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Walnut Grove Park, 150th and Q Street

Nevada

Mesquite – Tuesday, July 14, 12 p.m., Mesquite City Hall

Reno – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., S. Virginia Street

New Hampshire

Keene – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Central Square

Plymouth – Saturday, June 17, 5 p.m., Plymouth Town Common

New Jersey

Margate – Saturday, July 4, time to be announced, Washington and Amherst Avenue

Jackson – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., John F. Johnson Park, Kierych Memorial Drive, just south of S. Cooks Br. Rd.

Middletown – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Arin Park building in Middletown, 1715 HIghway 35

Morristown – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Green, 10 Park Place

Newton – Saturday, July 4, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Newton Green Square, at confluence of Spring Street, aka Newton Sparta Road

Summit – Friday, July 3, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., The Village Green

New Mexico

Albuquerque – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Telstar Construction, 4509 Alameda Blvd. NE

Arroyo Seco – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., front yard, 505 Highway 150 #101

Carlsbad – Saturday, July 4, immediately following parade, Beach Band Shell in Carlsbad City Park, Riverside Drive, on the Pecos River Beach area Band Shell

Cloudcroft – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Pavilion across from Middle School, U.S. Highway 82

Farmington – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Farmington Gateway Museum, 3041 E. Main Street

Hobbs – Saturday, July 4, 7 p.m., IEA County Event Center, Lovington Hwy and Millen Drive

Las Cruces – Saturday, July 4, 2 p.m., Young Park

Moriarty – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Moriarty parade along Central

Rio Rancho – Thursday, June 25, 7 p.m., Rio West Community Church, 6751 Pasilla Rd NE

Silver City – Saturday, July 4, time to be announced, downtown Silver City

New York

Albany – Saturday, July 4, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., East Capital Park, between Washington and State Street

Buffalo – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., Niagara Square across from Buffalo City Hall

Fishkill – Monday, July 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Rt. 9D Wappingers Fall

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