From Staff Reports
Fireworks, festivals and singing to celebrate the Fourth of July will fill the air this week in and around Slaton.
The Slaton FFA Booster Club and others are selling fireworks at their stand on FM 400 through July 4.
The Slaton Police Department is encouraging those setting off fireworks to obey the Ordinance for the City banning them and safety measures. (See sidebar, left).
Today (June 30), a patriotic musical will be presented titled “This Is My Country” at the First Methodist Church, 305 W. Lubbock St. starting at 7 p.m. The musical is a collaborated effort of musicians mostly from First Baptist and First Methodist churches. The event is free to all and refreshments will be served.
The annual Chamber of Commerce July 4th Festival will be conducted Monday, July 4 on the Town Square from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The event will feature music from the Texas Cadillac Band, Cathy Jewell, Jerry Brownlow and Danielle Henzler.
There will also be games, food, inflatables and other fun activities.
The City of Wilson will also conduct its annual fireworks show Sunday night (July 3) in the park by the High School. The event will start about 9:45 p.m., or sunset, and is open to the public.
Ransom Canyon will have a boat parade at 7 p.m. July 3 and a second parade July 4 at 10 a.m.
All events are as of press time Monday (June 27). Any additions will be posted on The Slatonite Facebook page, Slatonite.