Fourth of July celebrations planned

Christy Howell-Hoots - [email protected]

Several Fourth of July celebrations will take place on Wednesday and after the weekend.

The City of Maysville celebration will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, with a 5K run/2 mile walk, starting at the Limestone Landing. Check in for the event begins at 6:30 a.m.

The run/walk will be followed by baby show registration at 10 a.m. with the show beginning at 11 a.m. at the Second Street Mall.

From 5-7 p.m., there will be inflatables at the Rotary Park for children and food, ice cream and a DJ on the river at the Limestone Landing.

The bicycle decorating contest will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Rotary Park. Parade line up is at 7 p.m. and the parade begins at 7:30 p.m. at the park. The grand marshall will be Donald L. Wood, a World War II veteran.

Community Band will perform from 6-7 p.m. at the Second Street Mall. From 8:30-10 p.m., Isle of Eight will perform at the Limestone Park.

The evening will end with fireworks at 10 p.m.

Also on Wednesday, July 4, in Aberdeen, Ohio, registration for the baby show, little Mr. and Miss and Jr. Miss shows will begin at 1 p.m. with the shows beginning at 2 p.m.

At 4 p.m., there will be a decorated bicycle parade for children up to age 12. Lineup for the parade begins at the Old Aberdeen School building. Kids games, including a turtle race, frog jump competition and Hula Hoop contest, will begin at 4:30 p.m. Those participating must bring their own turtle and frog.

At 5 p.m., there will be a cruise-in. From 5 p.m. to fireworks, there will be music by a DJ.

A Fourth of July parade will also be held in West Union, Ohio, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Lineup will begin at 9 a.m. The grand marshalls for the parade will be Carl and Nancy Schneider.

The Vanceburg Fourth of July celebration will begin Friday, July 6 and continue through Saturday, July 7.

According to Mayor Matt Ginn, vendor setup will begin on Thursday, July 5 at 5 p.m.

The celebration will be held from 5-10 p.m. on July 6 and 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on July 7.

On Friday, the celebration begins at 5 p.m., with the West Liberty Mountain Boys/Bluegrass Band at 5 p.m., the burnout registration at 5:30 p.m., inflatables for children at 6 p.m., Craig Carroll music at 6 p.m., the Little Miss Vanceburg pageant at 6 p.m., the burnout at 7 p.m., the Miss Vanceburg Pre-Teen Beauty pageant at 7 p.m., Miss Vanceburg Teen Beauty pageant at 7 p.m., Miss Vanceburg Beauty pageant at 9 a.m., West Liberty Mountain Boys/Bluegrass Band at 9:30 p.m. and the continuation of pageants at 10 p.m.

On Saturday, the celebration begins at 6 a.m. with fishing tournament registration and the tournament at 7 p.m., 5K registration is at 7 a.m. and the 5K walk/run is at 8 a.m., baby show registration is 8 a.m. and the parade lineup begins at 9 a.m., the baby show is at 9 a.m., along with the 3 on 3 basketball registration, the basketball tournament will be at 10 a.m., the parade begins at 10 a.m.

At noon, there will be inflatables for children, the Diamond Ridge/Bluegrass band and the Craig Carroll music, at 1 p.m., the Thurman Boys/Bluegrass Band will play, followed by a Cornhole tournament and the Karaoke contest at 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., the Thurman Boys/Bluegrass Band will play and the talent show registration begins. At 4 p.m., the talent show begins. At 7 p.m., the Diamond Ridge/Bluegrass Band will play, followed by the Thurman Boys/Bluegrass Band at 8 p.m. and the Beulah Land Boogie Band/Classic Rock at 9 p.m.

The celebration will end with a fireworks show at 10 p.m., followed by the Beulah Land Boogie Band at 10:30 p.m.

In addition to other events, a celebration cruise-in will be held from 4-8 p.m.

All events will be held in downtown Vanceburg.

“We don’t really have anything new this year,” Ginn said. “We’re focusing on improving what we have. We hope to continue making the celebration bigger and better each year.”

The Fleming County Firecracker celebration will take place on Saturday, July 7.

The Vendors, arts and crafts fair will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a baby show at 2 p.m. and inflatables at 3 p.m.

Patrons will be able to swim for $1 from 1-5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to close.

A cruise-in will take place from 5-9 p.m., with Bingo from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Fireworks will be set off at dusk.

The event will take place at the Flemingsburg-Fleming County Recreation Park.

The Augusta Fourth of July celebration will also be held on Friday and Saturday.

The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. on July 6 with a flag retirement ceremony.

The ceremony will be conducted as a part of the Augusta Fourth of July Celebration that is hosted by the Augusta Volunteer Fire Department each year in conjunction with the Mains-Quinlin Veterans of Foreign Wars post, according to AVFD Chief Tony Mefford.

“(The department) will be collecting worn, torn, faded or badly soiled flags until Friday night,” Mefford said. “We have a drop-off box at Riverside Tractor, or you can contact any member of the fire department for more information.”

During the celebration, there will also be a Bingo game at 5 p.m. on Friday.

On Saturday, fire engine rides will begin at 4 p.m. with each child receiving a ticket to win a bicycle that was donated by Bradfords Home Mart, Bingo and at 10 p.m., there will be a fireworks display.

Mefford said the department moved the fire truck rides to 4 p.m. due to the amount of children attending.

“We have a lot of kids who come,” he said. “It takes awhile to get them on the truck and complete the rides, so we thought it was best to start at 4 p.m.”

Concessions will also be available during the event.

Christy Howell-Hoots

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