This year the Fourth of July is not only a celebration of independence, but a celebration of heritage and history in Glen Rose as well.

“Dinosaurs and Patriotism” is the theme for the parade, honoring those who have fought and continue to fight for the nation and also recognizing the 100th anniversary of the dinosaur track discovery. The epic celebration and parade is sponsored by the American Legion and Mary Adams has been chosen as the Grand Marshall.

Parade-goers need to take note of a few slight changes this year.

Rosie Mimms will not be heading up the Fourth of July Parade Committee this year. Although Mimms has enjoyed heading up the committee in the past, she has decided to let other interested community members lend a hand and is excited to see how creative the entries will be.

“I hope this year’s Fourth of July Parade is a huge success!” Mimms said.

Another new addition to this year’s parade should help things “moo-ve” along as the International Longhorn Association will be on hand with their longhorns.

Anyone interested in participating in the parade needs to pick up an entry form from the Glen Rose/Somervell County Chamber of Commerce.

Floats need to gather at the Glen Rose High School parking lot at 8 a.m. Sat., July 4 and be ready to leave between 8:30 and 8:45. The parade will make its way downtown by 9 a.m.