Perry Fourth of July Celebration a Big Success

July 5, 2017 5:35 am


Around 1,000 people turned up in downtown Perry and Pattee Park for the annual Fourth of July celebration.

Chamber of Commerce Director Bob Wilson was pleased with how the whole day went, though he admitted a late afternoon rain scare may have scared some attendees away. The rain ended up holding off, and Wilson believes everyone had a great time. “We didn’t get wet, no one got hurt, no tents blew over. I mean that’s a win-win.”

The day started off at 10 a.m. with the parade down Willis Avenue. Once it was over, the festivities at the park began. People young and old were treated to lots of food, vendors, games, and music. Wilson said all the vendors were pleased with business, and he encourages even more people to get involved at the park next year. “The parade’s awesome. I mean they’ve really stepped up, the businesses, in the last few years to get in there. But now it’s time to get more things to do at the park. And I think we’re seeing that grow and grow, but man it’d be fun to have even more stuff.”

Festivities culminated in the fireworks display, which wowed the crowds gathered throughout the City with nearly $13,000-worth of fireworks. Additionally, the Raccoon Valley Radio Big Red Radio was in the parade, then broadcasted live from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., playing music and keeping people updated on the event.

To hear more about the Fourth of July celebration, listen to Friday’s Perry Fareway Let’s Talk Dallas County program at

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