Yay! Lions Fourth of July Event!
I was in town this afternoon, helping to set up for our big Lions Fourth of July Family Fun Fest on July 3 and 4. We opened up the two food stands, and took things that were in storage and set them outside so the Fire Department can come and hose the stands down. Then we stood around afterwards drinking Busch Light. More setup to come these next few days.
Our local Lions Club sponsors the event, and the entire community pitches in. I've been saying we draw 10,000 people to a town of just over 200, but the chairman of the food committee was telling us this afternoon that he thought last year the crowd was closer to 15,000.
Coming up on the Third and Fourth: NTPA sanctioned tractor pull. Beer tent. Food stands with plenty of good food. Softball tournament. Demolition derbies. Volleyball. Flea market. Fourth of July parade. Bands performing. Raffle, with an Arctic Cat Prowler XT ATV for first prize. And more! Plus of course a big fireworks show after dark on the Fourth.
This is the Fourth of July here in the American heartland. It's a lot of work. But it's also a lot of fun.