MASON — Plans for the annual observance of the Fourth of July for the Town of Mason are underway and locals are no doubt excited to celebrate.
Kicking off the celebration will be a parade at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, July 4, with line-up beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Anderson Street, across from the fire department. With all the floats and parade participants in place, the parade will continue from the fire department to the Stewart-Johnson V.F.W./Lottie Jenks Memorial Park. The remaining celebratory activities will take place in the park, lasting until 2 p.m.
“We are planning a lot of events in a short amount of time to allow residents to come out and enjoy the morning and early afternoon before the heat sets in,” said Michelle Pearson, recreation chairperson. “This will also allow families to hold their own evening cookouts and see the fireworks displays in other areas.”
For those wishing to participate in the parade, residents can either call the city building at 304-773-5200, or simply just show up at the line-up. It was reported that all entries are welcomed, including bicycles, horses, antique cars, as well as floats. Also making an appearance will be the award winning Wahama White Falcon Band, under the direction of Darren Jackson.
Following the parade, the the activities at the park will include a watermelon eating contest, an egg toss, and a water slide. Children are encouraged to wear their swimming wear for the water slide. There will also be deejay music during the celebration by K&D, along with a series of dancing events. Other games and activities will also be announced.
In addition to the games and activities, there will also be food available for purchase. It was reported the Wahama Band Boosters will be having a chicken barbecue. The Mason Volunteer Fire Department and the Mason Recreation Foundation will also be selling refreshments.