Independence Day celebrations planned
Thursday, July 03, 2014 10:43 AM
Spillville is celebrating Independence Day Saturday, July 5, at The Inwood and Riverside Park.
Gates open at 11 a.m. Admission to the park is $3 per person and $5 per car. Girls Little League and traveling team games begin at 2 p.m. followed by kids games offered by the 4-H Prairie Shooting Stars at 3 p.m. Free watermelon will be served at 3 p.m. A bounce house and mini golf begins at 3 p.m. with paid admission.
At 4 p.m. the community band will perform and free 1919 root beer will be served. There also will be bingo at 4 p.m. at CFS school.
Live music by the Bar Flyz begins at 7 p.m. in the ball diamond. The “largest fireworks display in Northeast Iowa” is at 9:30 p.m. Bar Flyz will perform again after the fireworks.
The DJ Black Out will be inside the Inwood after fireworks. Admission is $3. Food will be served inside and outside the Inwood throughout the day. Food stands include the Moo Mobile, mini donuts, cotton candy, Little League concession stand and the South Winn Trap Team ice cream.
The Decorah Rotary Club will host the annual Fourth of July Celebration in Phelps Park Friday, July 4.
Music by the Bread and Butter Band begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes members Parker Beard, Simon Cropp, Michael Eastwood, Aidan Spencer and Nick Vande Krol.
The 7 p.m. program includes presentations by the Decorah and St. Benedict’s students who competed in the recent National History Day Contest in Maryland. The students were among 36 from Iowa who participated.
National History Day is a yearlong education program that engages students in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. The theme for 2014 is “Rights and Responsibilities in History.” Projects are evaluated at the local, state and national competitions. The students will speak on their projects and experiences in representing Decorah at the national level.
There will be ice cream and lemonade for sale starting at 6:30 p.m. as well as popcorn from the Decorah Lions Club.
The Bluffton Store and Campground will have a “gigantic display” of fireworks Saturday, July 5, starting at dusk.