Everyone Invited To Enjoy Parma Heights Party In The Commons
In true small-town fashion, we invite all our neighbors and friends to come out and enjoy our Party in the Commons August 7-9, 2015. You won’t find expensive food and crazy rides, but you will find people getting together to enjoy the better things in life: good food, good music and each other’s company.
This year, as for the past two years, our event will begin with the dedication of the Ohio Flags of Honor, presented by the Ohio Flags of Honor Foundation, with an Opening Ceremony on Friday, August 7th at 7:00 p.m. The Ohio Flags of Honor is an incredibly powerful tribute to our Fallen Heroes from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. This travelling memorial of over 750 flags has the names of 293 Ohioans inscribed on the poles. Invited to the opening ceremony are the families of these soldiers which gives us an opportunity to also thank them for their sacrifices. I encourage all our residents and neighbors to join us as we remember and honor our Fallen Heroes. The Flags of Honor will be on display through Sunday, August 9th at noon when the Closing Ceremony will be held.
The popular outdoor Movie in the Commons, presented in partnership with Cox Communications, will once again be held in the grassy area behind the tennis counts on Friday, August 7th at 9:00 p.m. This year’s feature presentation will be the 2014 Disney 3-D computer-animated comedy film “Big Hero 6" that explores the special bond that develops between a plus-sized inflatable robot named “Baymax” and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Recreation Director Tom Moran says to be sure to bring your blankets and lawn chairs. In the event of rain, the movie will be moved indoors to the N.E.O. Soccer facility.
Saturday’s entertainment kicks off at noon at Yorktown Lanes with a Car Shop and DJ sponsored by Dependable Electric. The classic cars will be on display until 4:00 in the afternoon. Food and drinks from local vendors will be available in the evening hours on Saturday.
In keeping with the down-home feel of our celebration, this year we selected music groups that have a country theme, featuring Coalies Run and Victory Highway. Coalies Run gets the music flowing at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night. One of Northeast Ohio’s premier live entertainment musical groups, Coalies Run is classified as Modern Country, but features a vast song list guaranteed to please everyone. Anyone interested in checking them out beforehand, can visit their website at: http://coaliesrun.com. Five professional musicians with decades of experience make up the group which features a dynamic sound. Coalies Run will play Saturday night through 8:00 p.m.
Bringin’ it home on Saturday night is Victory Highway who will take you on a journey from the 1970’s classic rock through today’s Rock Country chart toppers. Get ready to rock by visiting their website at: http://www.victoryhwy.com/ and come celebrate with us right through Victory Highway's last chorus at 11:00 p.m.
The historic Tollhouse, operated by the Parma Heights Historical Society, will be open for tours on Saturday, and every through Labor Day from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Stop by to visit and view the impressive array of the documented history of our great city.