Due to budget constraints, President Edna decided it would be fiscally responsible and prudent to reduce the expenses and employee hours of set up and event staffing related to the annual 4th of July celebration held on the campus of MSU Moorhead this summer. Therefore no midday events will be held.

The 10K Run and evening events will be held, but will use no University operating dollars. 2009 sponsorships and reserves from the 2008 event will be used. There will be some volunteer hours available prior to the event, and perhaps some in the evening as well. Please see the Website for more information: www.mnstate.edu/july4

This is the schedule for 2009:

Morning Events:

8 a.m.    10K Run—register in Nemzek Hall, run begins on 6th Avenue, north of Nemzek Field, with Kid Trot to follow at Nemzek Field 

Note:  Midday events are canceled for 2009

Evening Events:

6:30 p.m.—Concessions provided by MSUM Athletics, Nemzek Hall/Stadium
7:00 p.m.—Patriotic Parade, Line up in Lot A
The route begins at 14th Street and 9th Avenue, proceeds north to 6th Avenue, east to 17th Street, south to 9th Avenue and back to 14th Street.

At Nemzek Hall/Stadium:

7:30 p.m.—Lake Agassiz Concert Band

7:30 p.m.—Decorated Bike Parade – gather at the flag pole, Nemzek Field

8:30 p.m.—Front Fenders

9:30 p.m.—Patriotic Program “Home of the Brave“

9:45 p.m.—Front Fenders resume

10:30 p.m.—Fireworks Display