The city of Frisco has already begun preparing for next year’s Fourth of July celebrations according to a Summit Daily article dated August 14 which states,
“During a work session Tuesday, Aug. 10, Frisco Town Council gave town staff the go-ahead to budget and prepare for a traditional fireworks show and the return of this year’s human-powered Bikes and Barks Parade.
Fireworks were put on hold in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and again in 2021 due to the ongoing construction at the intersection of Summit Boulevard and Main Street for the Gap Project. With the project scheduled to be completed by October, meaning there will be two lanes of traffic in both directions, staff believe the fireworks show is doable.”
While excitement and motivation were built up during the work session, one citizen expressed her disappointment with the change from the traditional parade to an entirely human, and dog-powered one. In a Summit Daily letter to the editor dated August 19. She laments,
“I read with great disappointment the Frisco Town Council’s plans for the Fourth of July parade. This parade, with all its funky local entries — especially the antique cars — was one of the big reasons I chose to move here for my retirement almost 30 years ago. I happened upon it at a time when I was looking for a place to live out my life, and I had a home under contract within hours after my first parade.
To me, antique cars are so in keeping with Frisco’s history and image. May I suggest a compromise? Could you at least allow residents with a Frisco (or Summit County) address to enter antique cars into the parade? And perhaps the donkeys and horses? Homemade floats with dogs pulling them?
All of these help to make the parade so very fun and local. Please reconsider.”