July 4th Celebration
Join us for an old fashioned July 4. Parade begins at Henry Clay Elementary School and ends at The Center. Hanover Concert Band will perform a patriotic concert on the lawn. Apple Pie baking contest, lawn games and food! One of THE best small town America traditions around! Click on Programs and July 4 Celebration for all of the details!
Where: Hanover Arts & Activities Center 500 S. Center Street, Ashland, Virginia 23005
When:Submit pies July 4th, 2015 between 9:00am-10:30am at the Hanover Arts & Activities Center along with a registration form.
Awards:1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Pies, Most Patriotic Pie & Best Kid’s Pie (under age 11
- A panel of judges will pick the winning pies which will be auctioned off at 12:30pm with proceeds benefitting the non-profit Hanover Arts & Activities Center. All decisions of the judges are final.
- The remaining pie entries will be sold by the slice.
- Pies must be homemade with primarily apple filling
- Additions such as nuts, spices, raisins, etc. are allowed.
All proceeds from the pie raffle go toward the one to one challenge grant from The Cabell Foundation.
Ashland Plans 4th of July Celebration
Ashland, Virginia –
It’s an Independence Day tradition! The Ashland 4th of July Celebration, sponsored by the Hanover Arts & Activities Center (the Center), will include a walking parade, patriotic concert, lawn games, an apple pie contest and the ever-popular patriotic pet contest. All events will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Ashland’s quirky, nonmotorized walking parade is a small-town favorite. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and will feature bicycles, basset hounds, a lawn chair brigade, and a few new surprises. The parade follows Hanover Avenue and winds through shady, tree-lined streets toward the Center, 500 S. Center Street. Participants in the walking parade will line up at the Henry Clay-War Memorial Parking lot at 10:15 a.m.
The Hanover Concert Band will perform a rousing patriotic concert and sing-a-long on the lawn of the Hanover Arts & Activities Center. Bring a blanket, chairs and a picnic, or purchase food from local vendors on the lawn.
Watermelon seed spitting and a host of other fun, free games for children will be held on the Center’s lawn.
What’s more American than Apple Pie? To enter the Apple Pie Contest and win culinary bragging rights, drop off homemade apple pies at the Center between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on July 4. Prizes will be awarded. Winning pies will be auctioned to benefit the Center and its programs.
Think you have the most patriotic pet in the Center of the Universe? Dress and decorate your pet and gather at the corner of S. Center Street and Cox Lane at 11:45 a.m. Pets will be judged and prizes awarded. If you are interested in the pet contest click here.
For more information, please call 804-798-2728. The Hanover Arts & Activities Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote arts, education and community building