The 4th of July, Point Roberts style!

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Plans for a Fourth of July to make up for the one we missed last year are flourishing.

The Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness Committee will be hosting the traditional pancake breakfast at the Gulf Road community center from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., with a flag raising ceremony at 11 a.m. Expect more than pancakes this year. Organizers say they will be offering three choices: pancakes (even banana pancakes!), biscuits and gravy and scrambled eggs and sausage. All choices include fresh fruit. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

A group of volunteers known familiarly as the Point Roberts Housewives has put together a menu of activities before and after the parade. There will be kids outdoor games behind the Speedway gas station from 10 a.m. to noon. An artisan’s market is planned along the boardwalk at Lighthouse Marine Park from 1 to 3 p.m. and volunteer firefighters will host a barbecue. From 3 to 5 p.m. there will be a car show in the Breakers parking lot and adult games and happy hour at The Reef.

The parade will run from the Breakers parking lot along Gulf Road and down Tyee to the marina overflow lot. Participants will gather at 11:45.

At 3 p.m., the festivities start up at the Point Roberts Marina for more fun and fireworks. Breakwaters will have live music, an outdoor barbecue and beer garden.

Fireworks will be at 10 p.m., a collaboration between Breakwaters and Westwind Marine and supported by community donations throughout the Point Roberts Community Growth Society. Donations can be sent to the society at P.O. Box 133 in Point Roberts or through Donorbox at bit.ly/2TWUbck.

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