The third annual Independence Day Parade hosted by the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce will take place Saturday evening on Grand Avenue in downtown business district.

Chamber executive director Angie Quinlan said the parade lineup will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Houston High School parking lot and the parade will start at 6.

Businesses, churches, organizations, military veterans and other individuals are encouraged to participate. Quinlan said classic cars and motorcycles would be a welcome addition.

Members of American Legion Post 41 in Houston will be in the parade and will distribute about 500 hand-held American flags to spectators.

The chamber’s annual fireworks show occurs at dark tonight at the chamber fairgrounds on U.S. 63 in the northern part of town. Parking is free.

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