Members of the Northern Arizona University community are invited to showcase their NAU spirit as they represent the university in the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce’s annual Independence Day Parade in downtown Flagstaff at 9 a.m. Friday, July 4.

Lumberjacks can join in the festivities by walking along with the NAU entries and distributing giveaways along the parade route.

This year university officials will award prizes to NAU entries in the following categories: best overall design, most creative, most patriotic and most NAU spirit. Entries will be judged Thursday, June 26 at 2 p.m.

For information about participating in the parade, registration and for staging details, contact Alyssa.Deaver@nau.edu or (928) 523-6523.

The university will be closed July 4 in observance of the holiday.