Approaching Storm Soaks Town's July Fourth Plans

Due to a soggy, windy forecast, most of the town’s July Fourth events have been canceled.

As of press time yesterday, only the morning’s road race and Spirit of Sandwich Parade were still going forward.

That means no egg toss, no firemen’s muster, and no boat parade.

“We had ordered 40 dozen eggs for the toss but luckily we haven’t picked them up yet and Stop & Shop is not going to hold us to our order,” said recreation director Guy J. Boucher. “I guess if we got stuck with them, we would have had a townwide omelet.”

But the parade and race could be called off also if the weather takes a further turn for the worse.

“We’re hoping for the best,” Mr. Boucher said.

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Residents should check the Sandwich Recreation Department’s website, www.sandwichrec.com, or listen to radio stations WQRC (99.9 FM), WKPE (103.9 FM), or to 104.7 FM Ocean for news about further cancellations.

If the forecast holds, the three-mile fun run will start at 8:30 AM at the Henry T. Wing School, 33 Water Street. Runners must be 13 years of age or older, unless accompanied by an adult.

Trophies will be awarded to the first-place finishers in the men’s and women’s categories. The first 400 runners will receive a ribbon to commemorate the race. Road race T-shirts will be available on the day of the race for $15.

The registration fee is $5. Runners can register on the day of the race at the Wing School parking lot from 7 to 8:15 AM.

The “Spirit of Sandwich” parade will step off at 10 AM from the Wing School. The parade heads along Water Street toward town hall, takes a right onto Main Street, another right onto Beale Avenue, and then left onto Morse Street, ending past the bandstand at the Wing School.

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