Saturday in the park and it will be the fourth of July. While Chicago may not be there, a man selling ice cream certainly will be.
The city of Stephenville, in conjunction with the Christian Classic Cruisers, will host a July 4th celebration that will last all day Saturday and culminate with everyone’s favorite finale - a fireworks show.
The day will kick off with a parade at 9:30. The route will follow Washington Street, beginning at the intersection of Washington and St. Felix streets and ending at the intersection of Washington and Belknap streets.
From 11 a.m.-5 p.m., the city park will belong to the Christian Classic Cruisers, who will host a classic car show and children’s activities. The group also has vendors lined up to sell hamburgers, hotdogs and, of course, apple pie. There will be kiddie trains, bounce houses, a rock climbing wall and much more and all children’s activities are free. The classic car show will also feature some soon-to-be classics, as Bruner Motors will have their 2010 line on display.
During this time, there will also be the annual lawnmower races. The event is still accepting entries, so fire up the old Deere and call Willard Kelly at 254-968-0852 to register.
At 5 p.m., the city of Stephenville takes over the festivities and live music kicks off at the Birdsong Amphitheater. Music by the Cody Gill Band, Billy Joe Shaver and Davin James will drift through the park until 10 p.m., when the fireworks will be launched from the south end of the park.
“We encourage people to come out to the fireworks, even if they don’t attend the rest of the event,” said Tracy Riggs, secretary of communication services for the city. She described the fireworks as “beautiful” and says that any place in the park will be a great spot to see them from.
The city will host vendors in the park as well. Food including roasted corn, Mexican food, barbecue and Dippin’ Dots will be available for purchase and charitable folks can contribute to Project Graduation by buying a soda or bottled water from their booth in the park.
For more information, call Riggs at 254-918-1292. Parade entry forms can be found online at the city’s Web site, www.stephenvilletx.ci.us.