Hillsboro readies for Fourth frenzy
Breakfast, parade, C.A.T. Walk give residents plenty to do Monday
From the Kiwanis-sponsored pancake breakfast to the Rotary-run parade to the Tuality Healthcare Foundations Cancer Awareness & Treatment Walk & Fun Run to the Hillsboro Hops post-game fireworks show at Ron Tonkin Field, theres something for everyone this Fourth of July in Hillsboro.
Kiwanis All-You-Can-Eat breakfast
Begin the day with the Kiwanis Clubs all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 494 East Main St. in Hillsboro.
Individual breakfast tickets are $3.50 for children, $6 for adults. For families, a pack of tickets for four adults and two children can be purchased for $25 at the Hillsboro Pharmacy & Fountain downtown and at Hutchins TV & Appliance, 512 S.E. Baseline St.
The Kiwanis Club has held the fundraiser annually for the past 50 years, donating the proceeds to leadership training and graduation scholarships for Hillsboro youth.
C.A.T. Walk & Fun Run
Registration for Tualitys Cancer Awareness & Treatment (C.A.T.) Walk & Fun Run begins at 6:30 a.m., with the actual event beginning at 8 a.m. at the Civic Center Plaza.
Combining a kids dash and health fair with the 5K run/walk, this will be Tualitys 16th fundraising effort to provide education programs, medical equipment, transportation assistance and patient comfort necessities at Hillsboros leading-edge cancer treatment facility.
The event raised around $71,500 in 2015, expanding the total amount raised since its inception to $831,000.
Fourth of July Parade
Following the C.A.T. Walk, Hillsboro Rotarys Fourth of July parade will take off at 10 a.m., moving east down Main Street before turning northeast up Cornell Road, west down Grant Street and finally south down 2nd Street.
Hillsboros Fourth of July parade tradition has continued for the past 100 years, according to Rotary Parade Chairman Bob Rollinger.
Washington County Commissioner Andy Duyck will act as this years grand marshal, leading the parade.
Finally, end the night at Ron Tonkin Field with a fireworks show following the Hillsboro Hops game against the Tri-City Dust Devils.
The game starts at 7:05 p.m., with $7, $14 and $16 tickets available for purchase through hillsborohops.com/tickets.