American Hero’s Music Festival Seeks Parade Entries

8/11/11 – The American Hero’s Music Festival will return to Beaver Dam for a third year on the weekend of September 11. The event is organized Joe Cantafio, the cousin of fallen Beaver Dam-soldier Ryan Cantafio who was killed in Iraq on Thanksgiving in 2004. Joe Cantafio says the festival is an opportunity to celebrate not only his cousin, but also first responders, gold star mothers and the other area soldiers who died fighting for our freedom. The event is also organized by the Exchange Club and Mayor Tom Kennedy says he is glad to see his fellow Exchange Club members rise to the challenge of providing an even bigger festival this year complete with another parade through the downtown to the event site at Swan Park. Music entertainment on the state includes Oil Can Harry, Alexis, Crystal Waters, The Elwood Lee Band and Joe Cantafio and the 101st Rock Division Band. The American Hero’s Music Festival will be held on Friday, September 9 from 5pm to 10:30pm and on Saturday, September 10 from 11am to 10:30pm. The parade kicks things off on Saturday and set-up is in the lower Tower Parking Lot. Parade entries are being accepted through August 24. The Exchange Club is looking for patriotically-themed entries, bands, military vehicles. Contact information is on our website. Don Laabs 887-1253 or Kay Appenfeldt 887-1693