City of Heath Celebrates Independence Day with Parade & Patriotic Celebration in the Park

Heath, Texas, July 5, 2015… It was pure red, white and blue Americana in the City of Heath as the community celebrated July 4 with the annual hometown parade and a new patriotic program in the park afterwards.

Mayor Lorne Liechty presented the parade awards and honored attending veterans; U.S. Congressman John Ratcliffe led the invocation and pledge of allegiance; and a live barbershop quartet sang the national anthem and other American favorites. And everyone cooled down with free popsicles, ice cold water and cotton candy. A highlights video can be viewed at

The 2015 parade award winners are:

Mayors Award – Miss Stella & Her Pony
Best Float – Hangin Ten in Heath!
Best Bicycle – Miss Sloane Beesley
Best Classic Car – James Best
Best Costumes – The Rudine & The Stewart Kids
Best Go Cart – Miss Gabby Selden
Best Golf Cart – The Wells and Brandy Boys
Best Off-Road Vehicle – The Gillean Family
Judges Choice – The Keith Family
Most Patriotic Spirit – Heath Salon & Spa

The City thanks the Special Events Board and 2015 Special Events sponsors for making community celebrations like Independence Day in the Park possible.

Special Events Board members: Sarah Corrigan, Jenni Knox, Mary Luxton, Tami Hogan and Eliana McGrath.

Special Event Sponsors:

HOST SPONSOR – Lakeside Chevrolet

Presenting Sponsors – American National Bank of Texas; Artsteam Mobile Art Studio; Atmos Energy; Chase Bank; Dental Professionals of Rockwall; Heath Salon & Spa; Horton & Archibald, a Professional Corporation; LiechtyMcGinnis, Attorneys & Counselors; North Texas Orthopedic Specialists & Dr. Scott Quinby; and Suddenlink.

Supporting Sponsors –
Juice It Up; Justin Holland, Regal Realtors; Karen Wydra, Ebby Halliday, Realtors; Oncor; Pabian Partners, Inc.; Progressive Waste Solutions; Smoothie King; Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital; and Urban Air Trampoline Park.

Story and pictures by Suzanne Brooke, City of Heath

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