The Wise Fourth of July Planning Committee is seeking area veterans of all branches of the U.S. armed forces to participate in the annual July 4 Parade.

Veterans may contact Bruce Perkinson, parade coordinator, for more information at 252-432-5307.

The committee is also seeking vendors for the annual July 4th Festival, which will follow the parade. Vendor spots are available for $25. If electricity is provided, the fee is $35. Anyone wanting to secure a vendor space should contact Mary Anne Perkinson at 252-432-3562 or by email at The deadline for vendors to register  is June 17.

The Wise July 4th Festival will take place at Wise Baptist Church, 1840 U.S. Hwy. 1 North. The festival will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine. Vendors are asked to set up that morning between 7-9 a.m.