Hi neighbors,

It is officially summer and that means preparations are underway for the Barton Hills 4th of July parade. Mark your calendars and come out and celebrate everything that makes America and our neighborhood so fantastic!

Everyone is invited to participate in the parade and the activities afterwards. Doll up your bicycle, dress up your wagon, and get into the festive spirit by either marching in the parade or cheering everyone else on. There are prizes for best parade entries – so GO ALL OUT with your floats, bikes, wagons and costumes.

Here’s the scoop:

Date: July 4th
Time: Muster at the Barton Hills Market at 8:30, parade starts at 9 am. Parade participants move from the Market to the elementary school.
Who: Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr will lead the parade and serve as Grand Marshall
Who: Sara Hickman will emcee and will sing the national anthem with the Barton Hills Elementary Choir!
Who: You, your kids, your parents, your Aunt Silvia, friends from other neighborhoods, your dog, your ferret (okay, maybe the ferret should stay home, but please invite everyone else!)
What: A parade, then cookies, watermelon, games, snow cones, and music afterwards at Barton Hills Elementary.

IT IS FUN!! And a great way to celebrate the best neighborhood in Austin – BARTON HILLS!!

We are looking for volunteers to help. Please email me or call me know if you can:

1. Bring cookies (2 dozen) (bring to elementary school by 8 am)
2. Bring watermelon (bring to elementary school by 8 am)
3. Cut watermelon the day of the parade.
4. Decorate the day of the parade
5. Help with games the day of the parade.

This event takes a village and the executive committee cannot do it alone. Please, please help.


Wendy Papasan
President, Barton Hills Neighborhood Assn.
call or text (512) 297-9431