Interior Alaska’s quirkiest way to celebrate Independence!
The parade begins at the corner of Ester Loop and Main Street, progresses down Main Street to the Judges’ stand (across from the Golden Eagle Saloon) then follows Village Road to the Old Nenana, past the post office to the park. Sign-up and line-up at 11 a.m. Marching begins at noon! (Bribes for judges are strongly encouraged!)
We recently built and tested a new Cuban-style roaster and it is incredible!! Thanks to a generous donation we will once again feature a delicious pig with this year’s picnic/potluck.
THE POTLUCK & PICNIC
The potluck is a critical fundraiser for the Ester Community as well as a great way to picnic. Bring generously sized potluck items to the community park immediately following the parade. In addition to a truly incredible pig, the ECA provides burgers and dogs. Donations above costs support the Ester Community Park purchase and operation! Suggested donations are $5 kids, $15 adults, $35 family.
Looking for something lighter? We have limited items available a la carte. Skip the food line and head straight to the grill for:
Hot dog – $2
Water/Soda – $1
THE PICNIC, MUSIC & GAMES
There will be live music and a great field to enjoy picnicing and games. Planning to bring your own food instead of potlucking? Please consider leaving a donation in the “appreciation station” by the gazebo to help support the park which offers such enjoyment for so many families for all these years. Or branch out this year and participate in the community potluck. The more who participate the better it is for all!
The Fourth of July is a great time to contribute to the community by becoming a member of the Ester Community Association. Annual membership is $10, or $25 family.
Want to help? Send an e-mail to [email protected] and the volunteer coordinator will help line out ways you can help including set-up, food table management, grill mastering, clean-up and other duties. Thanks!