Many activities are planned for this year’s 4th of July
By Becky Uehling
The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce has planned a day packed full of fun to celebrate Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. All events will be held at the Grant City Park.
The day will begin with opening ceremonies at 6:45 a.m., kicking off the annual Firecracker Fun Run sponsored by Image Total Fitness, which will begin at 7 a.m.
Also at 7 a.m., breakfast will be served by the Perkins County Schools Foundation, who will accept a free-will donation. Serving will end at 8:30 a.m.
At 10 a.m., a 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held, followed by an All-American Lunch at 11 a.m. The lunch will be sponsored by the fun run crew, and will coincide with the Perkins County FFA slushie stand.
At 12 noon to 5 p.m., a car show will be held, along with bounce houses sponsored by Adams Bank and Trust, and manned by the PC Swim Team. Also from 12 noon- 5 p.m., concessions will be made available by the 3rd- 5th grade 4-H clubs.
At 1 p.m., the Perkins County FFA will provide the opportunity for groups to take part in the Corn Hole Tournament, with the winners receiving a $50 gift certificate to a restaurant and a $30 gift certificate to the movies. A fee will be charged for each participating team.
Also at 1 p.m., a horseshoe tournament will be held sponsored by Great Plains Communications and free swimming will be available from 1-5 p.m.
At 2 p.m., judging for a rib cook-off will take place. Judge for the competition will be Eric Gengenbach, representing First Insight Eyecare.
At 3 p.m., sand volleyball will be sponsored by Tori Gengenbach, also from First Insight Eyecare.
To conclude the day, a fireworks display, paid for by the Perkins County Chamber and put on by the Grant Volunteer Fire Department, will begin at 9:30 p.m.
Music and announcements during the day will be provided by Matthew Chandler-Smith with Orpheus Music and Sound. All events during the day are subject to change.
All who plan to take part in the day and enjoy the fireworks that evening, are asked to make a donation to offset the cost of the fireworks display. Donations can be taken to any bank in Grant, or to the Barber Pole.