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March 17, 2013 (Julian) – All of Julian is invited to join the Fourth of July Parade Committee for an evening of fun, festivity and fundraising at Wynola Pizza on March 25.  The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Red Barn.

You can enjoy a pizza dinner plus locally produced wine and cider while supporting the parade. The committee will also offer raffle tickets for a ride on a vintage aircraft, an opportunity to purchase t-shirts worn on parade day 20 years ago, and share in the 50/50 drawing.

This year’s event honors the parade’s Grand Marshal—the  town’s founders, members of the Richard Bailey family. Bailey is the grandson of Drue Bailey, who homesteaded hundreds of acres, originally laid out the town site in the 1880s, and gave lot to anyone who would agree to build a house on it.  Richard Bailey has donated family artifacts and memorabilia to the Julian Pioneer Museum, so residents and future visitors can discover the rich history of this town.

This year, as they have previously, Wynola Pizza owners Harry and Sabine Horner have offered to donate a portion of the proceeds of the dinner to the Parade Committee to kick off the fundraising for 2013.  Generous community support assures that the Fourth of July Parade will continue to live up to its reputation of being the “Greatest Little Town Parade in America.”  Much of the money goes to pay for the bands, without which the parade would be very quiet.  It also provides fuel for the vintage aircraft flyovers, public address systems, and temporary facilities.

For information, contact the Julian Chamber of Commerce, 760/765-1857. Or visit

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