Stars & Stripes Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day throughout the SAMLARC Community

The SAMLARC Stars & Stripes Celebration is a brand-new collection of activities that celebrate the American Spirit! We invite you to celebrate Independence Day with your loved ones as we practice social distancing. July 4th activities might look slightly different this year, but this spirit week is a great way to bring the community together and celebrate our great nation #SAMLARCstrong.

The SAMLARC Stars & Stripes Celebration will launch on Monday, June 29, 2020 and will run through Sunday, July 5, 2020. 
Voice of SAMLARC Singing Competition

Watch the Virtual Performance at 7:00 p.m.on July 4, 2020!

SAMLARC invites musical Members to share their talent with the community! The winners of this year’s Voice of SAMLARC will lift the spirits of the community! Participants will submit video auditions, which singing a cappella renditions of The Star Spangled Banner & God Bless America The winning videos will be compiled into a patriotic video and shared on SAMLARC’s social media to spread the 4th of July spirit.

Auditions are open NOW through June 26, 2020


The contest rules are as follows:

  • Participants must be SAMLARC Members

  • Videos must be recorded in landscape format (horizontal) 

  • Participants are encouraged to wear semi-formal July 4th attire for the video (red, white and blue)

  • Participants must submit two (2) separate videos with the following songs a capella. Stay tuned for starting notes!

    • Singing the Francis Scott Key version of the Star-Spangled Banner

    • God Bless America

  • All entries must be made by Friday, June 26th 

Patriotic Home Decorating Competition

Monday, June 29 - Sunday, July 5

Click HERE to vote for your favorite home!

We invite you to showcase your Independence Day spirit by joining this year's Patriotic Home Decorating Competition! Each participating house must decorate with an Independence Day theme filled with red, white and blue! Each participant must submit their address to the SAMLARC team by Friday, June 26th. Once all entries have been submitted, a map will be posted to provide directions for the community to take “spirit rides” to visit each home, then go online to vote for your favorites afterwards! SAMLARC American Spirit Week will launch on Monday, June 29th and will run through Sunday, July 5th. The homes that receive the most online votes by the end of the day on Sunday, July 5th will win a $100, $75, or $50 virtual visa gift card for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The winning homes will also be featured on Facebook as well as Instagram!

Independence Day Memory Reel

Deadline: June 26th

Premier: July 4

at 7:00 p.m.

July 4th is filled with special memories for SAMLARC Members, and we hope to continue bringing joy to the community! We invite you to share a short video of the 2018 or 2019 fireworks display so that we can share the 4th of July spirit with your SAMLARC friends and neighbors. Please submit your video clips by Friday, June 26th, to The video will premiere at 7:00 p.m. on July 4th! Tune into SAMLARC's Facebook page to watch with your family and friends.

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