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The cities of Trinity and Groveton will hold individual celebrations for the Fourth of July — Trinity’s on Saturday and Groveton’s on Sunday.
Both will have events that will make for a great afternoons.
On July 3, Trinity will host a barbecue cook-off, a car show, games for kids of all ages, music and vendors, culminating with a fireworks show when the sun goes down.
The third annual Car Show, hosted by the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 103 Stadium St. The inaugural Beat the Heat BBQ Cook-Off, being held at the Trinity Community Center, 604 S. Robb St., kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday morning.
Organizer Steven Jones said he is actively seeking tasters for the judges. He can be reached at (936) 662-2319
The IBCA-sponsored event boasts a $20,000 guaranteed cash payout for a $250 entry fee. The deadline for entries and payments is July 2.
The also will be games, bouncy houses, music, entertainment and vendors, as well as fireworks.
Friday, July 2
3-6 p.m. Tray pickup
6 p.m. Head cooks meeting
7 p.m. Chef’s Choice turn-in
8 p.m. Margarita turn-in
Saturday, July 3
10 a.m. Bloody Mary turn-in
11 a.m. Bean turn-in
Noon Chicken turn-in — two (2) separate 1/2 fully jointed chicken halves (to include breast, wing, thigh and drumstick.)
1:30 p.m. Pork spareribs (9 individual pieces)
2:30 p.m. Kid's Que meat pick up
3 p.m. Brisket (9 slices)
3:30 p.m. Kid's Que turn-in
Awards for both Kid's Que and IBCA BBQ time to be determined.
Then on Sunday, the Groveton Lions Club is hosting July 4th celebrations, beginning at 3 p.m. at the "Y" intersection of Highway 287 and State Highway 94.
The annual Trinity County Fourth of July Celebration-Deep East Texas Style will have vendors, food, live music, a classic car show, and a huge fireworks extravaganza.
Everything kicks off with a parade through Groveton at 2 p.m., and gates will open to the public at 3 p.m.
There is no registration fee for the parade; participants need to be at the Groveton High School stadium parking lot at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The fireworks extravaganza will begin at 9 p.m.
Sponsors for the event are still welcome, and will be given their name on signs, banners, T-shirts and more.
For more information, contact Rodney Langley at (936) 222-2703.