As our nation prepares to celebrate its 237th birthday, a number of festivities are scheduled for the Independence Day holiday on Thursday, July 4.
North Lake/ Christmas Valley
Action in Christmas Valley commences on the morning of July 4 with a full spectrum of events.
At 10 a.m., barbecue beef sandwiches and strawberry shortcake will be available through a sponsored effort by the Friends of the Christmas Valley Library, in conjunction with their annual yard sale near the library.
The traditional Fourth of July parade will commence at 11 a.m., with a multitude of vehicles decorated in festive fashion traveling the Christmas Valley Highway route. Line-up for the parade is at 9:45 a.m., and the event is sponsored by the Christmas Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Festivities will continue behind the Christmas Valley Park and Recreation building after the parade, with the following activities: chicken poop pool, children’s carnival, water park and sno-cones by the Christmas Valley Boosters.
A long-putt contest will be held on the practice green from 12 to 1:30 p.m., and a horseshoe contest will be held at 1:45 p.m.
Whistlin’ Rufus will perform at R.E. Flowereee Memorial Park after the parade. At 11 a.m., a beer garden, hot dogs and hamburgers will be available at the park, as well as many other events. Fireworks will go off after dark over Lake Baert.
In North Lake, the celebration continues on Friday, July 5, with a library yard sale and a tutorial on how to pan for gold and silver. Water slides, sponsored by the North Lake Community Fireworks Fund, will also be available.
On Saturday, July 6, a golf tournament will begin at 8 a.m. at the Christmas Valley Golf Course.
Kick off the fourth of July, with a Pedal Power Palooza Bike Parade. See pages 3 and 6 for details.
Independence Day festivities will be housed at the Lake County Fairgrounds, starting at 5 p.m.
with a concert by the Salem/Bly-based band, Cascade Rye, according to Fairgrounds Mgr. Don Moore.
Town of Lakeview Mayor Mike Patrick is slated to provide a speech to the public related to American patriotism, Moore said, and Deanna Scott, one of the winners of this year’s Lake County’s Got Talent competition, will sing The Star-Spangled Banner.
For the youngsters, a bounce house and varied games will be available, while Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4070 will have a food booth with hot dogs and hamburgers available for sale.
Fireworks will commence after dark, Moore said, encouraging the community at large to come out and celebrate our nation’s birthday in a fun-filled evening of activities.
For more information, contact the Lake County Fairgrounds at 541-947-2925.