The Hereford Independence Day Festivities including a parade and fireworks was first held in 2006. Leslie Pachal, past president of the Parade Board, began organizing the event in early 2006. Once she suggested the idea to her husband it took about six months to put it together. With a lot of support from the Hereford Volunteer Fire Company, Hereford Optimist Club, local recreation councils, Hereford, Prettyboy, and Seventh District, the Independence Day festivities have become a Hereford tradition!