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Lakewood Catholic Academy to Serve as Grand Marshal of the Lakewood Fourth of July Parade

July 02, 2015

Lakewood Mayor Mike Summers today announced that Lakewood Catholic Academy will serve as the Grand Marshal for the City’s Fourth of July parade.  The parade is scheduled to step off on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on Lake Avenue at Kenneth Drive and conclude at Lakewood Park.

Lakewood Catholic Academy (LCA) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary.  LCA was founded on July 1, 2005 and opened its doors in August 2005 as a consolidated Catholic school, joining together 3 existing Lakewood parish schools: Saint Clement, Saint James, and Saint Luke. In 2010, the newly-merged Transfiguration parish was added when the church’s affiliated elementary school, Saint Cyril and Methodius, was faced with closing.  Today, LCA has an enrollment of over 550 students in their Early Childhood Program through grade 8.  They have invested approximately $1.7 million in campus improvement since 2005.

“The Fourth of July community celebration is a wonderful opportunity to highlight Lakewood Catholic Academy’s outstanding achievements and hard work,” said Mayor Mike Summers.  “The founders of LCA recognized that times were changing and enrollments were declining.  They decided to be proactive to secure their future.  Ten years later, we are celebrating that decision and the successful partnership that developed as a result of this forward-thinking.”

Joining in the parade will be musical favorites, the Lakewood High School Ranger Marching Band, St. Edward High School Band, the Lochaber Pipe Band and Red Hackle Pipe Band.

After the parade, festivities will continue in Lakewood Park with games, food, activities and information provided by several of Lakewood’s community organizations.  At 7:00 p.m., the Lakewood Project, Lakewood High School’s Youth Rock Orchestra, will perform at the Bandstand at Lakewood Park.

The Fourth of July will conclude with Lakewood’s annual fireworks extravaganza at approximately 9:45-10:00 p.m.