Saturday, July 2, 2011

Melba Fourth of July celebration is Monday; here's a schedule of events

The Melba 4th of July Committee has been working hard planning the 2011 Independence Day celebration, which happens Monday, July 4. The day is once again packed with fun activities for everyone from dawn till dusk. The theme this year is “Proud to be an American.”
Start off your morning right with the QRU Fun Run as you take a nice jog or walk around Melba. Next you’ll want to join us for an “Old Fashioned” parade, either as a spectator or participant. There is no entry fee to be in the parade, and everyone is invited to participate.
After the parade, you’ll surely want to hit the fairway of games, crafts and food row. At the city park you can enjoy an antique tractor pull. Not far from the park, at the Melba Senior Center, you will find the best fried chicken lunch around, starting at 11:30. The rest of the day is packed with a car show, stage entertainment under the big net, a horseshoe tournament, and a huge hit with the kids is the chicken run. The day will come to an end with the spectacular fireworks display at dusk.
Melba Olde Tyme 4th of July Celebration schedule
Monday, July 4
7 a.m.: Registration For Fun Run
8 a.m.: QRU Fun Run (7:45 a.m. For 6 Milers)
9 a.m.: Parade Line-Up
9 a.m.: Arts & Crafts Fair
9 a.m.: Food Concessions
9:30 a.m.: Judging Of Parade Entries
10:30 a.m.: Fly-Over & Parade
11 a.m. (Approx.): Car Show (Following Parade)
11 a.m.: Fairway Of Children’s Games
11:30 a.m.: Fried Chicken Lunch–Senior Center
12 p.m.: Antique Tractor Pull
1 p.m.: Old Tyme Young’uns, main stage
1 p.m.: Horseshoe Pitching
2 p.m.: Old Tymers Softball At Melba Park
2 p.m.: Hinderliter & Friends, main stage
3 p.m.: Chicken Round-Up
3 p.m.: Karen Flint, main stage
4 p.m.: Mexican Dancers, main stage
Dave & Pam Mangum (Tentative), main stage
5 p.m.: Cloggers, main stage
6 p.m.: Bob Miller Band, main stage
Special Award – Citizen of the Year, main stage
7 p.m.: The Knights, main stage
Dusk (Approx. 10:30 p.m.): Fireworks

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