A salute from the heart

The July Jubilee is only a few weeks away, and preparations are in full swing. The Chamber of Commerce asked for the community’s input for choosing the theme and after a week of voting the result are in. The theme for this year’s event is, ‘A Salute from the Heart!’ The July Jubilee takes place on Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7. The saluting begins Friday with fireworks, watermelon social, washer tournament, and mud volleyball at Brady Lake. Saturday is the grand finale from the Heart with the parade starting at 10 a.m. Line up will begin at 8 a.m. on Memory Lane. Judging will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., but if you do not wish to be judged, you must be in place and ready to go by 9:30 a.m. There is no fee to enter the parade and entry forms can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce office. Immediately following the conclusion of the parade is the First United Methodist Church barbecue lunch. They will have all the trimmings and homemade desserts. Other activities on Saturday include arts and crafts vendors set up around the square from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be an assortment of shopping from college memorabilia to candles to home-made baby blankets. Then, at 4 p.m., there will be a mutton busting competition for children three to seven at G. Rollie White Complex. Entry fee is $10 and there will be trophies and ribbons. At 4:45 p.m. the new ranch rodeo begins at G. Rollie White with the grand entry, introduction of teams and invocation. General admission is $5 a person and tickets can be purchased at the gate. The evening concludes with a dance featuring Bonnie Bishop and Darren Kozelsky. Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Chamber office starting Wednesday, June 20. Celebrate our country’s independence with, ‘A Salute from the Heart,’ July 6 and 7.

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