July 4th pageant set

July 4th pageant set“Our Country ’Tis of Thee” will once again offer a patriotic kick-off to local Fourth of July celebrations, with a performance on Thursday, July 4, at 10 a.m. in the Burroughs High School Parker Performing Arts Center.

The musical pageant, written by Ruth Roberts and William Katz, presents the history of America through song, dance and narration. This year’s performance features 65 children between ages 5 and 12, including new and returning participants.

“We are excited to be at BHS this year, where the audience will have a better view and more comfortable seating,” said Penny Belt, pianist-band coordinator for the show.

Kimm Washburn is the music director of this year’s production. Kristi Staheli and Tami Hill are costume coordinators and Chris Hill is “Uncle Sam,” the narrator. “Many other adult volunteers have been involved in teaching dances, helping with costuming and volunteering in other capacities,” said Belt.

Doors open for seating at 9 a.m. Thanks to donations from local sponsors, admission is free. For more information, call Belt at 760-375-6928.

Story First Published: 2019-06-21