Flipping for the Fourth
- Gary M. Stein
- Portland Tribune - News
Pancakes, parades and parties in the parks: It's Fourth of July, Lake Oswego-style!
Pancakes in one park, a pie-eating contest in another. One patriotic parade through the streets, another on the water. And fireworks filling the sky.
Is there any better place to spend the Fourth of July than Lake Oswego?
The Millenium Concert Band set the stage for Independence Day with a concert Thursday night in Millenium Plaza Park that honored military veterans.
On Friday morning, more than 3,000 pancake lovers lined up in George Rogers Park for the Lake Oswego Lions Clubs traditional flipping of the flapjacks.
Patriotic pancakes, says the clubs Kat Riley, for a hungry town.
After breakfast, crowds lined A Avenue to watch Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, a Dixie jazz band and more march in the Star Spangled Parade. There were 45 entrants in all, not including the hundreds of happy children who joined in the festivities.
Fireworks will be launched from a barge on Oswego Lake tonight at around 9:45 p.m. And on Saturday, the celebration will continue with a boat parade from Lake Grove Swim Park to Millenium Park Plaza at 1 p.m. that kicks off the Lake Corporations annual Ski and Wakeboard Competition.
Youll find lots of Independence Day photos in the July 10 issue of The Review. Cant wait? Heres a sampling: