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The Filling Station, Fireworks and Parade Are Holiday Weekend Highlights

The Filing Station on Main Street had its grand opening Friday, and hundreds attended. Credits: Tracy St. Clair
Events at the Filling Station's grand opening yesterday included the unveiling of its new sign and logo. Credits: Tracy St. Clair
Credits: Tracy St. Clair
Flemington Comnmunity Partnership Executive Director Judy Goodwin with FCP incorporator Dr. Paul Marciano. Credits: Tracy St. Clair

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Independence Day weekend is well underway in Hunterdon.

Tonight will be the second evening for the Flemington Filling Station. At its grand opening yesterday, 837 visitors “filled the Flemington sky with happy sounds,” said Flemington Community Partnership Executive Director Judy Goodwin. Grateful Bites served wings, sliders, brownies, fruit cups, and non-alcoholic drinks; and Central Wine Merchants served beer and wine. Jager Soprano provided music.

The pet and child friendly patio and beer garden will be open again today from 5 to 10 p.m. Wine and beer will be served by Chuck Ranges. He owns a number of restaurants, including  Flemington’s Al Fresco’s. Food will again be offered by Grateful Bites and music will be by Crossroads.

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The borough’s fireworks display with be held tomorrow. Sponsored by the Flemington-Raritan Parks and Recreation Committee, the festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. with music in the upper parking lot of Reading-Fleming Intermediate School on Court Street here. The fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. In case of rain, the fireworks will be on Tuesday, July 5.

Hunterdon’s biggest Fourth of July parade is held in tiny Lebanon Borough, and this will be the 69th year that the Lebanon Borough 4th of July Parade Committee will hold the event. This year’s theme is “Pictures of Patriotism.”

Festivities begin with the Children’s Parade. Registration starts at 8 a.m.  and is open to all children from birth to 10 years old. Children may participate by riding on a decorated bicycle or float. Judging takes place at 9 a.m.

The main parade will step off promptly at 10 a.m. and follow west along Main Street, down Myrtle Avenue and then down Brunswick Avenue.

After the parade, the festivities continue at Holjes-Sheppard Park. After the singing of The Star Spangled Banner and the flag raising ceremony, awards will be presented and there will be refreshments, games and friendly competition for everyone.

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