Superior 4th Of July Parade In Jeopardy

Parade Committee Looking For Funding

The Superior 4th of July parade is an event that many people in the Northland looks forward to each year, but the parade could be in jeopardy.  

Though there’s still snow on the ground, organizers have already started planning the Independence Day celebration in Superior.

This year the parade, car show, and fireworks will go on, but it’s the years coming that organizers are concerned about.

Parade Committee members say the parade costs around 10,000 dollars to put on each year. In the past, the money came from donations and the tourism and development fund from the city, but now they are having trouble getting money through the fund.

“They’ve changed their program so I believe it’s been changed where we probably won’t qualify for that 6,000 dollars,” said Dan O’Neill, CO-Chair of the parade committee.

The parade brings thousands of people to Superior.  People who, Dan O’Neill, said, spend money in the city.

The popular event has been going on for the past 19 years, and O’Neill said it’s getting harder to put on, but he believes it’s a positive event for the city.

“You look down 28th street and people are putting chairs down at 7’oclock in the morning to get a spot,” said O’Neill. “It’s just lined with people, and they throw the candy and kids are running out and it’s just such a nice thing for superior.”

If you want to volunteer of join the committee call Dan O’Neill at 218-206-4239.

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