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Eagan 4th of July Parade - Info
Dear Neighbors and Friends,
4th of July Parade in Eagan is marching TOMORROW!
Many of you already received the information below.
The Masin Campaign Line up number is 76.
Line up will be between Hwy 13 and Blue Cross Drive on Yankee Doodle Rd. Line up starts at 8:45 am and the Parade will start promptly at 10:00 am.
The Parade Route follows Yankee Doodle east to Federal Drive. Left turn on to Central Parkway and ends after some distance in the parking lot of Lockheed Martin. (see below)
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Access to the Line up Area: if you are coming from Cedar or 77, take Hwy 13, go north to Blackhawk Rd, turn right on Blackhawk Rd and go to Blue Cross Rd. You a can only go left on Blue Cross Rd., and it goes to Yankee Doodle where the Line up are is.
If you use 35E, use Diffley Rd. exit. Going north on 35E, get off at Diffley and turn left onto Diffley, then proceed to Backhawk Rd. If you are coming south on 35E get off at Diffley, and turn right onto Diffley then proceed to Blackhawk Dr. Stay on Blackhawk to Blue Cross Drive on the right, Turn right and proceed to Yankee Doodle where the Line up area is. From 35E to the Line up are is 2.5 miles.
If you use Hwy 13, be advised that Yankee Doodle WILL BE CLOSED at Hwy 13, so go to Blackhawk Rd. which is one block south of Yankee Doodle. Coming from Yankee Doodle on 13, turn left onto Blackhawk. Coming from the south on Hwy 13, turn right onto Blackhawk Dr. Proceed to Blue Cross Drive, turn left onto Blue Cross Dr and go to Yankee Doodle where the line area is.
Parking at the Line Up Area: Use the Blue Cross parking lot.
Parking at the End of the Parade: You must be parked at the dispersal area BEFORE the Parade begins! (Or get into the area after the Parade ends.) The FunFest Committee will have parking set aside at the Lockheed Martin for people who need to go from the Eagan Parade to other parades.
Keep The Pace: The Parade route is not strenuous, and the Parader units are expected to keep pace! They point out that we lose audience where there are gaps between units.
If you wish to just view the Parade and not march - go for it - you now know the route and the times and how to get there! Rep. Masin will be riding one of these bikes - see below! It is a Blackbird Quadribent
This family-friendly side-by-side bike is made in Burnsville (in our OWN district!
by design engineer Jim Black. This stable, comfortable bike allows 2 or more people, even those with physical challenges, to ride, and it even has room for Blackbird Bikes Spokesdog Charlie Brown! ... No that is NOT Sandy Masin in the picture :-), but come to the Parade tomorrow and you'll be able to see Rep. Masin ride on of these great bikes.
Rep. Masin and Jim Black went on a test ride and here is a picture from that occasion!
Bring a Hat - Protect yourself from Sun Exposure: You know best your sensitivity - take care of yourself and have fun!
The Fun after the Fun: DFLers will have a picnic at the Pavillion just north of the Community Center immediately following the Parade. Masin folks are bringing side dishes (but please feel free to just come and eat if it's too much to bring a dish to pass around AND march in the Parade - there is always PLENTY of food!!)
Come and Enjoy!!!