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Cherokee to celebrate 4th all day long
In just a few days, hundreds of people will file into Cherokee for their big 4th of July celebration and the Cherokee Main Street invites all to attend. The day of celebration begins at 8 a.m. in the City Park with music being played by the Local Boyz Entertainment, of Burlington and registration for the horseshoe tournament for $5. The Tiny Tot Revue registration will begin at 9 a.m. along with the horseshoe tournament.
At 9:30 a.m. a flag presentation and prayer will help kick-off the Independence Day festivities. The Tiny Tot Revue will begin at 10 a.m. with the winners to be announced.
Children and adults will have the opportunity to dress their pets up and win a prize for best dressed pet.
Join the public at 11 a.m. for the egg toss and sack races and at 11:30 a.m. for a water balloon toss.
Children and adults alike will have the opportunity to have their faces painted by the PTA group or purchase icees from the Round Up Club.
Main Street will be serving hamburgers or hot dogs, beans, chips and drinks for $7. At 1 p.m. the City of Cherokee will offer a free family swim at the Cherokee City Pool.
Also beginning at 1 p.m. will be a hole-in-one or closest-to-the-hole golf tournament that will run until 3 p.m. at 12th and Ohio Street
The cost will be $5 per ball or $10 for three. The winner of the contest will split half the pot with the Cherokee Lions Club.
Due to ongoing construction at the Cherokee High School football field, the evening festivities’ location has been changed to the Alfalfa County Fairgrounds located on West 5th Street in Cherokee.
Evening events will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the concession stand and registration for the turtle races opening inside the indoor arena. The Girl Scouts will have a table with light-up necklaces and cookies.
The carp catch and turtle races will begin at 7 p.m. After the turtle races, The Elite will perform a lighted twirling routine.
The raffle prizes from businesses will be drawn out at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are for sale at United Supermarket, Smith Drug Store, Scrapbooking 101, ACB Bank, Farmers Exchange Bank and Tuxhorn’s Flowers. They are $1 each or $5 for six tickets.
Flag Ceremony by the American Legion, invocation by Garry McNeill and the singing of the National Anthem will prepare the public for the fireworks to follow.
Local Boyz Entertainment will be selling luminaries honoring veterans. The cost is $5 with half going to veterans and half going to the Local Boyz Entertainment. Those wanting to purchase a luminary can contact Chris Nelson at 580-216-3116.
The DJ intends to organize a flash mob to the tune of the “Cupid Shuffle.” The video of the flash mob will be broadcast on Facebook, YouTube and submitted to one of the Oklahoma City news stations.
During the fireworks, Local Boyz Entertainment will be playing patriotic music.
Those attending the fireworks will need to bring their own chairs as outdoor seating may not be available. Directions for parking will be made available at the time of the events.
All times are approximate.