published Friday, June 29th, 2012

Signal Mountain Fourth of July Celebration

Independence Day on Signal Mountain will start with a parade and end with fireworks. In between, Signal Mountain Lions Club members will again sell barbecue pork.

On Wednesday morning, members of Girl and Boy Scout troops on the mountain, as well as Shriners, Signal Mountain Playhouse cast and crew and "anyone else that wants to join in" will begin gathering at Alexian Village between 8:30 and 9 a.m., according to Patrice Wishmyer, a member of the Signal Mountain Business Association, which is producing the parade. Several antique cars also will be a part of the parade.

At 10 a.m., the parade will leave the parking lot and travel on James Boulevard to Tennessee Avenue then Texas Avenue and back onto James before terminating at Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club.

Live entertainment, including a performance by the barbershop quartet that is featured in the Signal Mountain Playhouse production of "The Music Man," opening July 6, will be featured from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. An inflatable will be available for kids.

At 11 a.m., the Lions Club will begin selling barbecue, along with hot dogs and hamburgers, as part of the 51st barbecue fundraiser at Althaus Park behind the country club.

Pork plates with beans and slaw are $7, and bulk pork is $10 a pound, according to Jerry Pala.

Proceeds go toward the club's community programs and toward the fireworks display, which will take place at 9:45 p.m. at the park.

Contact Barry Courter at or 423-757-6354.

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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