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Community celebrates with Fourth of July Parade

Community celebrates with Fourth of July Parade

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

July 4, 2018


Filed under features, News, Showcase

Members of the community came out, despite the intense heat, to watch the Fourth of July Parade Wednesday afternoon. As the fire truck horns started to ring through the air, children started to jump with excitement to see the many different parade floats and to get a bunch of free candy. Two bro...

Red White and Blue Days returns for 28th year

Jordan Boyer, Editor-in-Chief

June 21, 2018


Filed under News

The Red White and Blue Days festival returns to Charleston for its 28th year, and there are a number of events from June 28 to July 4. Betty Coffrin, a committee member for Red White and Blue Days, said in a email that this year's theme is, “Celebrating Illinois’ Bicentennial 1818-2018," they...

Slideshow: Charleston Fourth of July 2015

Slideshow: Charleston Fourth of July 2015

July 6, 2015


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase

This was the 25th year of the Charleston, Ill. Red, White & Blue Days. These activities took place July 4, 2015 at Morton Park, including a Chalk-In hosted by the Coles County Arts Council, water hose open by the Charleston Fire Department, and the Fourth of July Parade.

1950s-inspired band to rock Fourth of July

1950s-inspired band to rock Fourth of July

Tony Komada, Online Editor

June 29, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, a '50s and '60s rock 'n' roll band based out of Champaign, is set to play at 2:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July at Morton Park for Charleston's Red, White and Blue Days. The band, which has been together since 1980, generally covers music titles from The Monkees, Elvi...

Country musician Tracy Lawrence to headline Red, White and Blue Days concert

Country musician Tracy Lawrence to headline Red, White and Blue Days concert

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

To help usher in this year’s Independence Day, Charleston’s Red, White and Blue Days will feature country musician Tracy Lawrence in concert. Lawrence, known for songs like “Paint Me a Birmingham” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are,” will be helping kick off the 4th of July celebrations...

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