Schielke said the patriotic festivities are designed to appeal to all ages, and the luminaria should be an inspirational sight people will remember.
"[It's] about making memories for families and all citizens so that that spirit will always be alive and well," Schielke said.
She said the event is a major fundraiser for the fireworks display, adding that Batavia natives remember Fourth of July as a big part of growing up in town, with the annual Sky Concert drawing 12,000 to 15,000 spectators.
The Flag Day Committee's proceeds from the evening will help build the Batavia monument to the flag's history planned by the Fox Valley Patriotic Organization.
The unveiling of Bulldogs Unleashed will take place between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Peg Bond Center, said the project's volunteer marketing director, Britta McKenna. After the big reveal at Flag Day, the Batavia Park District will install the artworks around town beginning the next day.
Maps of where to find the sculptures will be provided on June 10. At each last Saturday of the month at the Batavia Farmers' Market in June through August, the campaign will have a presence, offering Bulldogs Unleashed information, merchandise, raffle tickets and tickets to the September auction. To learn more, including where to view miniature bulldog sculptures inside 10 Batavia businesses, visit bulldogsunleashed.org or contact Britta McKenna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Mark Foster contributed to the story.]
If you go
WHAT: Batavia Flag Day Ice Cream Social and Bulldogs Unleashed big reveal
WHERE: Batavia Riverwalk off Houston Street and Island Avenue, Batavia
WHEN: 5 to 8:30 p.m. June 10
COST: Free admission
INFO: bataviaflagday.com, bataviafireworks.org