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Letter to the Editor
Thanks for making July 4 a success

July 10, 2013

Dear Editor,

The Clarkston Fourth of July Parade Committee would like to say thank to the many groups and individuals who made this year's parade a community event to remember. Estimates have placed 20,000 people attending the parade on Wednesday.

Our thanks to Chief Steve Ronk and the Independence Township Fire Department for using their ladder truck to hang the large flag on Main St.

Special thanks to our parade sponsor Bowman Chevrolet. Community businesses helping make this a special event for the residents were Clarkston Auto Body, Smith's Disposal, DTE Energy Theatre, Graph Mark Services, R & M Motors, Dollar Tree, Pontiac Sound and Music, and Clarkston State Bank.

Individuals and organizations that gave of their time were the Army Recruiting station, Curt Catallo and Anne Stevens, Jim Tedder, Dale Ryan, Oakland County Sheriff's Clarkston Substation, Boy Scout Troop 189, St. Daniel's Catholic Church, Clarkston Community Bank, Clarkston Chamber of Commerce, Independence Township and the Parks and Recreation Department, Mt. Zion Church, Clarkston Area Lion's Club, Knights of Columbus, Clarkston Area Optimist Club, and the City of the Village of Clarkston.

Thank you to all our entries and parade watchers! See you next year.

Clarkston Fourth of July

Parade Committee