PREBLE COUNTY — The Fourth of July Holiday weekend will be a busy one around Preble County.
The weekend of events kicks off with a fireworks display at Lake Lakengren on Saturday, July 1.
On Sunday, July 2, The Preble County Historical Society will host an Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration. Beginning at 3 p.m. there will be music by the Eaton Community Band and the Eaton Community Chorus. The Cincinnati Circus trapeze and strolling magicians also return. There will be exhibits, children’s games, face-painting, bounce houses and food and merchandise vendors beginning at 5 p.m. At 6:30 p.m, the annual Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony will take place. The evening will conclude with music by Flat Out and a fireworks display. The society is asking $5 per car and all proceeds will benefit the Preble County Historical Society — a non-profit organization.
On Monday, July 3, New Paris will hosts its annual fireworks show.
The WA Celebration Committee is sponsoring its annual July 4 Celebration in the Park at Peace Park, beginning at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, July 4, with food vendors, music, games, contests and prizes! If you want to participate in the parade, simply add some lights to your bike, golf cart or any vehicle and line up for the Lighted Parade at 9 p.m. in the Salem Lutheran Church parking lot. The parade route will end at the TVS School parking lot at 9:30 p.m. The Sensational Fireworks Display will begin at 10 p.m. at the Twin Valley South School parking lot. Pull up to the football practice field with folding chairs or blankets, bring some friends and enjoy the show!
The July 4 Big Bang Boom! Cruise-in Car and Bike Show runs from 4-7 p.m. as part of the WA Celebration Committee July 4 Celebration in the Park held in Peace Park. Registration fee is $10. Prize money to be awarded. Entries are available on site, at The Pin Up Shoppe or at the Farmers’ Market in Peace Park each Thursday evening. For additional info. contact Carol Lunsford by calling 937-839-4085, or Michelle Laughlin at the WA Library.
Dayton native Tommy Payne plans on bringing his 1989 Cadillac Deville six door d’Elagence Broughman Super Sedan — a concept car — which he says is the only one in the world of its kind. The hand-built vehicle, by S & S Coach Builders Company, seats four passengers in the back, facing each other.
On Wednesday, July 5, Hueston Woods is scheduled to hosts its Fireworks Extravaganza. According to its website, there will be all day fun and entertainment from 5-10 p.m., with fireworks beginning at dusk.
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