The Daily Sentinel – July 3, 1986
RACINE – Final plans for Friday’s “Fourth of July” Celebration in Racine were set Wednesday evening by the Racine Volunteer Fire Department.
Friday’s parade begins at 10 a.m. with line-up at 9 a.m. Entries are still being sought, although a steady flow of entries have been pouring in the last two weeks. Any entry is welcome and pre-entries are not necessary.
Besides the annual parade, a chicken barbeque, ice-cream social, games for the kids, horse shoes, professional wrestling, and fireworks are planned.
All games and horseshoes begin at 1 p.m. with the serving for the barbeque following the parade at 11.
Several of the professional wrestlers scheduled to compete Friday evening at Southern Jr. High School will also be featured in the parade.
Nationally known favorite Ox Baker and The Wild Road Warrior, Friday’s top billing participants, will be in the parade as a preliminary warm-up.
Baker, once world champion and famous for his movie roles, turned down the role played by Hulk Hogan in Rocky II.
Others featured on the card are John Dibiase, Batman and Robin, Buddy Donovan, Lord Zoltran, Sonny Pride, Irish Mike McGhee, and Rocco Verona.
Wrestling Begins at 6:30 at Southern Jr. High.
Fireworks will follow at 10 p.m.