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Roscoe â€”Â Saturday, July 2
The City Entertainment Committee in Roscoe approved the overall plan for Roscoeâ€™s Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 2.Â
The event will kick off with the Independence Day parade that will begin at 10 a.m. with a parade in downtown Roscoe.Â Area firefighters from local fire stations will lead the parade as the marshals. Those participating need to be present by 9:30 a.m. for the lineup and judging.Â Prizes will be awarded for best entries in these categories: antique cars, bicycles, motorcycles and semi-trucks, along with three prizes for floats â€” patriotic, western, and overall.Â For more information, contact parade director Valerie Pruitt at 325-338-4666.
Food and craft vendors will be open for business in the downtown area starting at 10 a.m. and the kidsâ€™ area with bounce houses and other inflatables should also be ready by then.Â For more information, contact Kelly Etheredge at 325-725-0756.
Starting at noon, there will be a karaoke-style open mike setup on the music stage in front of the Roscoe State Bank.Â
Once again, swimming will be free at the Roscoe Swimming Pool at City Park from 1-5 p.m.Â For more information, call Andy Wilson or Lus Pantoja at 325-766-2352.
The Plowboy Mudbog competition will begin at 1 p.m. at George Parks Field on Second and Sycamore Streets and go until finished at around 5 p.m.Â Winners are those who go the farthest before coming to a halt. Registration for participants begins at 11 a.m.Â Vehicles will be divided into the following categories: Street (under 33â€ť tires), Super Street (33â€ť-35â€ť), Modified (36â€ť-39â€ť), and Open (40â€ť and over).Â Â Registration fee is $25 per entry, with winners of each class taking the fees as prize money.Â Admission for spectators will be $2 for ages 8-13 and $5 for ages 14 and over.Â All proceeds go to benefit the Roscoe Little League baseball program.Â
For more information, contact Felix Pantoja at 325-514-8384 or David Pantoja at 325-280-1917.
Live music will begin on the stage in the street next to the Roscoe State Bank at around 6 p.m. with Lawless Flatz, a popular country/rock band from Roby.Â They will play until about 8 p.m.
They will be followed by the headline band of the evening, the Austin Allsup Band, a group from Austin that plays a blend of country and rock.Â They will play until 9 p.m. or so and then break for the fireworks show.Â Afterwards, the band will return to the stage for a final set.
Robert McBride will again put on the fireworks show. The fireworks will last for about a half hour starting as soon as it gets dark, around 9:15 p.m.
Several fundraisers will take place during Roscoe's festivities including one for Roscoe Friends of the FFA. They will be having a brisket plate fundraiser on Saturday, July 2, at the Roscoe Community Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The plate consist of brisket, potato salad, beans, bread and cobbler. Cost for adults is $7 and kids 7 and under $5. Roscoe Blowout will also have a garage sale as a fundraiser. It will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at 600 E. Broadway in Roscoe. All proceeds will go towards the 2012 Senior Blowout.
Blackwell â€”Â Saturday, July 2
The Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department will have their annual parade and barbecue on Saturday, July 2, 2011. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. and the barbecue will begin at 5:30 p.m.
A concert and dance will take place on Saturday, July 2, in Blackwell, featuring Tommy Alverson live at the AMA/Techtel Pavilion, sponsored by the Blackwell Riding Club. There will be a $10 cover charge with concessions available. Music starts at dark thirty. Proceeds will benefit the Blackwell Riding Club, a non-profit organization.
Sweetwater â€” Monday, July 4
The Sweetwater Lions Club will sponsor the annual 4th of July parade Monday, July 4, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Nolan County Courthouse and ending at Newman Park.Â The Sweetwater Municipal Band will perform and a patriotic speech will follow. Interested participants may obtain an entry form from firstname.lastname@example.org.