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FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

Two communities light up patriotic holiday

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FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

Why this event is in the news

• Gear up and get ready for the annual Hankinson Fourth of July parade, which begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday. It starts on the city’s northside along Main Avenue with many vehicles, UTVs, tractors and more making the trek southward.

• Parade goers will have more than their fill of candy by the time the last float passes by, keeping children’s sweet tooth well satisfied.

What you see at Hankinson’s parade

• Antique cars and tractors, fire trucks from across the region, floats from area churches, service organizations and businesses. There also is a zany threesome that puts together an outlandish float. Come hungry as Immanuel LYF is serving a lunch following the parade at the Hankinson Community Center.

• The Fourth of July celebration culminates with a fireworks display that begins at dusk at Lake Elsie in rural Hankinson.

Who else has a July 4th event?

• The Bagg Bonanza Farm in rural Mooreton also is sponsoring its Old Fashioned Fourth on Thursday with activities that run from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tours are available throughout the day, with a roast pork dinner beginning at 11 a.m., followed by Albert Mikesh Band playing from 12:30-3:30 p.m. during the pie and ice cream social.

Karen Speidel is the News-Monitor Media Managing Editor

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