Local events plentiful for Fourth of July

Local events plentiful for Fourth of July

Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 9:16 pm

Several events have been slated around the area for Fourth of July. Kenton’s annual White Squir-rel Days will have fun and games for children from 8 a.m.-noon Friday at the park. A parade will begin at 11, with those wishing to participate asked to line up at the Plastech parking lot at 10. Concessions will be available throughout the morning at the park. A street dance will begin that evening at 7 at the park. In the event of rain, the dance will be moved to the gym at the former Kenton School. Those attending are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. Concessions will also be available at the dance. The Fulton Tourism Commis-sion will host a Fourth of July music and fireworks celebration on Friday. Music will begin in Pontotoc Park at 6:30 p.m., with fireworks set for 9. Concessions will be made available from Habitat for Humanity and First United Methodist Church youth group. A mixture of favorite music, including songs from the ’50s and ’60s, classic rock, old and new country, great songs from any decade, as well as requests from the audience, will be performed by Ed and Elaine Jones of Paducah, Ky. An addition to this year’s fireworks display will be background music of “American Patriot” songs as performed by Lee Greenwood, with Ed Jones in the role of sound engineer. Everyone is encouraged to join in the fun at Pontotoc Park, according to a spokesman, who encouraged participants to bring lawn chairs. All events in Fulton are free and are being sponsored by the Fulton Tourism Commission and the City of Fulton. Class members of the former Miles High School will be able to enjoy fireworks being provided by the City of Union City Friday at Graham Park at 9 p.m. They will be in the area for their annual reunion. The schedule of events has former class members registering at Casey-Johnson Community Center on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at 9 a.m. Thursday. Tickets are $45 for singles and $85 for couples. Worship service will be held that evening at 7 at Greater Victory Church at 800 Todd St., with a meet and greet session following the service at the Casey-Johnson Center. Registration will continue Friday at 8 a.m. at the Casey-Johnson Center; with a fish fry planned for 4-7 p.m. Saturday alumni will gather for breakfast at Ryan’s Family Steak House on West Reelfoot Avenue at 8:30 a.m. An alumni meeting and election of officers will be held at 1 p.m. and a banquet and program will be held from 6-9 p.m. with a dance at the Hampton Centré from 9 p.m. until midnight. The hospitality room will open at 12:30 a.m. Alumni are reminded to attend the church of their choice on Sunday, a spokesman said, adding the hospitality room opens at 3 p.m. that day. As a prelude to the Union City fireworks display, baseball fans may want to take in a night at the ballpark. In Kitty League action, the Union City Greyhounds will be hosting the Fulton Railroaders Friday, with game time set for 6:05 p.m. The annual July 4th event slated at Reelfoot Lake has been canceled, according to information on the Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council’s Web site. Published in The Messenger 7.2.08

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