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College Station Noon Lions Club's "I Love America" Celebration

For Release: June 17, 2011
College Station, TX -

For the 13th year the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is proud to host the College Station Noon Lions Club's "I Love America" Celebration, July 4 on the library grounds.

The community celebration will include concessions, live entertainment, historical figures, an F- 16 flyover, a performance by the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, a laser light show and more.

Schedule of events:

7 a.m.
Fourth of July 4K Fun Run, Veterans Park and Athletic Complex
-Free event for serious runners, families; strollers welcome, no bikes
9:30 a.m.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum opens
-Free admission all day
4:30 p.m.
Barbara Bush Drive closes; free shuttles begin to museum from West Campus Parking Garage and Reed Arena; handicap parking in Lot 41
5 p.m.
Concession stands open and entertainment begins outside the Bush Library and Museum;
-All tickets are $1 each, tickets for concessions are required and can be purchased on-site;
-Concessions include snow cones, ice cream from Schwan's, Slovacek Sausage, beverages from Bryan Coca Cola, free watermelon and more;
-Entertainment includes historical characters and inflatable games;
-Picnics, coolers and lawn chairs are welcome, but please no glass containers or pets
5:30 p.m.
Live performance by Kathy Ross
6:00 p.m.
Presentation of Colors, national anthem, and F-16 flyover
6:30 p.m.
Live performance by Kathy Ross
7:45 p.m.
Live performance by Jason Adams as Elvis
8:30 p.m.
Bush Library and Museum closes
8:45 p.m.
National anthem
8:50 p.m.
Live performance by the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, presented by H-E-B.
9:45 p.m.
Laser light show begins

The laser light show is by Nu-Salt Laser Light Shows International. To view a demo video of their laser light shows, please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y8Wr_CdiJw.

The master of ceremonies for the event is K.O. of 104.7 The Mix. Event partners include the College Station Noon Lions Club, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Texas A&M University, the City of College Station and 104.7 The Mix. Event sponsors include the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley, Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, City of Bryan, KAMU, Astin/Winkler Charitable Trusts, Texas Commercial Waste and RDM.

For more information about the College Station Noon Lions Club's "I Love America" Celebration contact Don Dickenson at (979) 696-4483 ext. 118, or by email at ddickenson@uwbv.com.

For more information about events at the Bush Library and Museum, contact Tracy Paine at (979) 691-4014, or by email at reservations.bush@nara.gov.

Media requests for information or coverage should be sent to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum public relations office at the contact information at the top of the release.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091