The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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June 21, 2013

Fourth to Remember

CLINTON — For the second year in a row, Clinton will have an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration designed for the whole family.

The sisters behind last year’s whirlwind Save the Fourth campaign and event have done it again, this time with the help of a committee and an entire year to plan.

With a little less than two weeks to go, Emily Steenhard and Erin George, of Clinton, continue to work with community members to make the second annual Clinton 4th of July Festival as much, if not more, of a success as it was last year.

“We welcome everyone,” Steenhard said. “Erin and I have such fond memories of the Fourth of July and we want the kids in this community to have that. This is a family oriented event; an old-fashioned Fourth of July.”

The festival will be held near the Clinton bandshell July 4.

As part of their efforts to make the Fourth of July event as community-oriented as they can, the festival committee held a contest for elementary school students to design the 2013 button.

Allison Spencer, 9, of Clinton, loves drawing. Now her art will be displayed on more than 2,500 buttons and forever be a piece of Clinton’s Fourth of July celebration.

“I’m happy,” she said.

Spencer was chosen out of about 20 entries from area students. Her design features an American flag surrounded by bursting, colorful fireworks. In addition to having her name and drawing featured on the button, Spencer will ride in a convertible near the front of the parade, which will happen at 1 p.m. July 4.

“We’re proud of her. We really wanted to honor her for doing this,” Steenhard said. “She will always be the first to design the Fourth of July button.”

The buttons are on sale for $1 with proceeds going toward the festival. They can be purchased at various locations throughout town, including the Painted Rooster, 212 Fifth Ave. South, the sisters’ store in downtown Clinton.

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