Locals preparing for July Fourth celebrations
From Enterprise Staff
A variety of activities are on tap for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas will host its annual Independence Day Celebration Saturday at the Alabama-Coushatta Ball Park approximately 16 miles east of Livingston on Hwy. 190. Gates will open at 5 p.m. to kick off the festivities. The lineup begins with games and trivia from 5-7 p.m. The tribal dancers are set to entertain at 7 p.m.
Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers take the state at 8 p.m. and fireworks will light the Polk County sky at 9:30 p.m. Admission to the festival is free and brought to you by the Alabama-Coushatta Volunteer Fire Department and the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department.
The Livingston First Assembly of God will host a Faith and Freedom Celebration Service at 10 a.m. Sunday at 2025 N. Houston Ave. A free picnic and games will follow the service and there will also be a military fly-over. The community is invited to attend.
“Picnic in the Park” is slated for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Anniversary Park next to Melbo’s in downtown Livingston. It is a free family event that will feature a bike parade at 11 a.m. There will also be games, food, music, entertainment, vendors, prizes and a dog costume contest. The event is being hosted by F.A.I.T.H. (Friends and Individuals Thanking Heroes) Military Support Group.
The City of Onalaska will host its annual “Proud to be an American Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza” on Monday. Events begin at 5 p.m. with the fireworks display starting at dusk.
Events include trade days, food vendors, kid fish and live music by Texas Deadhorse Parade. Viewing and limited parking will be available at Chaserz Lakeside. Overflow parking and a shuttle service will be available at the Onalaska Elementary School and Onalaska First Assembly of God. The shuttle service will run 5-10 p.m.
The City of Onalaska is also hosting its annual Kids Fishing Derby at Chaserz Lakeside on Monday. Registration is from 5-6 p.m. and the derby is from 6-7:30 p.m. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. For additional information contact Tammy Seader at 936-646-5000.