Local Fourth of July events planned

The Sweetwater Lions Club will be hosting the annual Fourth of July parade on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Nolan County Courthouse. The theme is "Americans Serve!" Anyone wishing to participate in the parade needs to be at the Courthouse at 9:30 a.m. for line-up. All of the service groups in the area are encouraged to participate. Decorated bicycles, wagons and floats are welcome in the parade. The parade will go east on Broadway to Elm Street. It will turn north on Elm, by the County-City Library and will end in the Nolan County Coliseum parking lot. For more information, contact the Sweetwater Lions Club at 325-338-3615.Also, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital invites the public to attend a Fourth of July celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, on the hospital’s front lawn. They will be serving ice cold watermelon.A weekend event will be planned in Roscoe. Area residents are once again invited to join in the festivities “On The Bricks” in historic downtown Roscoe to celebrate our great nation on Saturday, July 7, 2012.There will be a parade starting at 10 a.m. followed by food, crafts and kid’s activities in Old Town Park and a Mud Bog at George Parks Field (Gates open at 11 a.m.). The public gate for the Plowboy Mud Bog will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at the Roscoe Baseball Field (by the east water tower). Kids under 7 are admitted for free, ages 8 to 14 will be admitted for $2 and ages 15 and up will be admitted for $5. Registration fee is $30 and registration starts at 10 a.m. The mud bog benefits Little League and Roscoe FFA provides concessions. Classes are Street Class 35” limited engine modification; Super Street 35” engine vac under 13 inches; Modified Class 36” to 39” limited engine modification; Super Modified 36” to 39” engine vac under 13 inches; Open Class 40” and over-no blowers or nos. More information can be found on facebook.com by searching for Plowboy Mudbog.The live music will begin “On The Bricks” at 6 p.m. with Greg Maldo (http://www.myspace.com/gregmaldo), followed by Curtis Potter (www.curtispottercountry.com) and fireworks.For parade information, contact Valerie Pruitt at 338-4666 and for vendor information, contact Kelly Etheredge at 766-3031.