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Hillsboro readies for Fourth frenzy

Breakfast, parade, C.A.T. Walk give residents plenty to do Monday


HILLSBORO TRIBUNE FILE PHOTOS - Barley, the official mascot of the Hillsboro Hops, rode atop a fancy car in last years Fourth of July parade.From the Kiwanis-sponsored pancake breakfast to the Rotary-run parade to the Tuality Healthcare Foundation’s Cancer Awareness & Treatment Walk & Fun Run to the Hillsboro Hops’ post-game fireworks show at Ron Tonkin Field, there’s something for everyone this Fourth of July in Hillsboro.

Kiwanis All-You-Can-Eat breakfast

• Begin the day with the Kiwanis Club’s 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

The brass section of the Hilhi marching band was in fine form during the 2015 parade in downtown Hillsboro.• Registration for Tuality’s 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 Tuality’s 16th fundraising effort to provide education programs, medical equipment, transportation assistance and patient comfort necessities at Hillsboro’s 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 Rotary’s 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.

Hillsboro’s 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 year’s grand marshal, leading the parade.

Fireworks

• 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.


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