Hot weather and a sparkling night! Time to plan for the July 4 celebration.
New Madison has planned a full schedule of activities. The long week end celebration starts on Sunday with vendors setting up in the school parking lot. The vendors will operate from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food will be offered at the Civic Center beginning at 5 p.m. and the band Quadrafunk will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight. A corn hole tournament will get underway at 6 p.m. and Layth Scantland has details for participation. Call 996-0054.
The unpredictable is the theme of the kick off event at the school on July 4. Pets that listen, and those four-legged friends that make sudden decisions on their own, will bring smiles at the annual pet show at 9 a.m. Call Dick Brooks at 996-0834 for details. The Universalist Church sponsors this event.
There will be vendors, volleyball and lots to eat all day. The Little Miss/Mr. Firecracker contest will hold its own surprises and smiles at l p.m. The little tykes will be sponsored by Troy George Lawn Care and Snow Removal. Besides the crowning, the winners of the Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker competition will be riding in the holiday parade at 3 p.m.
The day will continue with a Kiddie Tractor Pull at 4 p.m. and Kids Big Wheel Races at the Civic Center at 5 p.m.
If you are hungry, there will be choices all day long! Mom doesn’t have to cook!.The pancake breakfast at the United Methodist Church begins at 7 a.m. Enjoy pancakes and sausage with juice and coffee. There will be refills on those pancake stacks and the sausage. Adults eat for $7 and children under age 12 eat for $4. Serving is planned through 10 a.m. . Enter at the rear of the church. Also it is handicap accessible with an elevator at the rear. The junior high cheerleaders will assist.
Among the other possibilities to tempt your taste: the Kiwanis Sausage Barn, Hawaiian Ice and food at the Civic Center. The committee for the 4th of July celebration will have its concession stand behind the school and all proceeds go to support the 2017 event. At 5 p.m. the very popular chicken box dinners at the American Legion will be ready for eating in or take out.
After the fun and food of the day, the heart of the community’s celebration is set for 10 p.m. The fireworks takes center stage and colors light up the sky over the village.
Enjoy the day! Celebrate the freedom we share as our national birthday reminds Americans to respect the flag and the national anthem for what they symbolize in our daily lives.
Congratulations this week to Karlee Farmer, who will sing the National Anthem, and Kenny Baker, honored for community service with his picture on the committee’s booklet.
Shirley Dubbs is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her New Madison column. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.