Catch the “America-Living the Dream” celebration LIVE when Access Sacramento presents the Carmichael 4th of July Parade LIVE  Friday at 10:30 a.m. on Comcast and Consolidated Communications (SureWest) Cable Channel 17 and AT&T Channel 99.

Color Guard

2013 Carmichael Elks Parade Color Guard Courtesy:

The parade has been presented and organized by the Carmichael Elks Lodge since the parade’s inception more than half a century ago.

This year’s grand marshal is Paul Scholl, publisher of the “Carmichael Times” newspaper and other regional papers.  Parade Organizer Jim Warrick says Scholl epitomizes the American Dream as a businessman whose personal success includes promoting the First Amendment.

The parade travels down Fair Oaks Blvd. beginning at Marconi and continuing to Cypress. Thousands annually line the parade route for the festivities.

The broadcast will be anchored by veteran Access Sacramento announcers Will James and Cline Moore, with parade route interviews by Rick Stewart.

Floats and marchers from local businesses, schools and churches are scheduled, plus the always comical Bel Ali Shiners Clowns with a variety of presentations along the parade route.

Classic cars will be seen aplenty, plus many of our local politicians will make their appearance in the parade.

Originally scheduled in 1958 following a deadly car accident the previous year, the Elks Lodge wanted to create a reason for people to stay home–and stay safe.

Access Sacramento invites you to attend the parade, but if you can’t, be sure to tune in for the LIVE broadcast from along Fair Oak Blvd.

Replays of the parade telecast can be seen six more times next week:

Tuesday, July 8, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 9, 11 a.m.

Thursday, July 10, 3 a.m.

Friday, July 11, 7 p.m.

Saturday July 12, 11 a.m.

Sunday, July 13, 3 a.m.

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