Celebrate Fourth of July with classic cars, Roy Orbison tribute and patriotic parade
The GRF Recreation Department will host the annual Independence Day celebration with a classic car show, the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Parade ( see page 16 for map), a craft club show and the Black & White Knights Roy Orbison tribute on Monday, July 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Clubhouse 6 and the parking lot.
Parking will be limited at Clubhouse 6, so people are encouraged to park at Cluhouse 4.
Minibuses will run a shuttle at 15-minute intervals between Clubhouses 6 and 4, where there is plenty of parking. Minibuses will operate from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for this event, so take advantage of the free park-and-ride service.
Singer Mark Barnett will perform the best-loved and challenging songs of the legendary Roy Orbison, plus the most popular music of the 50s and 60s with his band, The Black & White Knights. Barnett started out on his musical journey at the age of 13 singing in his father’s band, The Johnny Barnett Show. Barnett has an authentic Orbison style and vocal range that capures the singer with such classic hits as “Crying,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Running Scared” and more. The master musicians who make up The Black & White Knights bring all the ingredients of an actual Roy Orbison concert.
Activities will start at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot, with more to see inside, and will continue until 2 p.m. Residents, their families and friends are all welcome.
Koffel’s Taco and Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que trucks will be available for refreshments.
The Silver Fox Club will host the classic car show. The Theater Club will offer its popular free face painting.
Arts and crafts clubs will display and sell their handmade wares in the table tennis area in Clubhouse 6. The clubhouse, including the fitness center, will be closed.