SHEPHERD — Preparations are well under way for the annual Fourth of July festivities put on by the Shepherd Chamber of Commerce
This event will be outside in the park next to Shepherd Community Center, and there will be a variety of vendors inside and outside of the center.
Events start at 1 p.m. Saturday with a flag ceremony by American Legion Post 629 and the National Anthem sung by Mike L.
Bayou Sounds — a Zydeco Band — will play during the day, with DJ/MC Jaceen Lee keeping music in the caps. There will be a volleyball tournament, cornhole, melon-eating contests and much more, including a patriotic dress competition for adults, children and pets.
The Eagle 102.3 will broadcast live from the center, all leading up to the fireworks display at 9 p.m.
For information or to become a vendor, contact the Shepherd Chamber of Commerce at (210) 995-7420 or go to http://www.greatershepherdchamberofcommerce.org/independence-day-celebration-1.html.