|Fourth of July offers full day of celebration|
By Jan Rahn
The communities of Perkins County are coming together in 10 days to celebrate the 4th of July with the rest of the nation.
The big birthday bash begins with early morning physical activity—a Firecracker Run/Walk takes place at 7 a.m., with breakfast to follow.
During the day, events scheduled include community church service at 9:30 a.m., lunch hosted by the animal shelter, a bouncing playground for children, a dog wash, car wash, car show, horseshoe tournament, dodgeball, and duck pond.
Snacks and drinks will be available throughout the day.
An evening barbecue in the park takes place prior to the annual fireworks display at the fairgrounds.
The free-will donation barbecue, sponsored by the Youth Development Club, will raise funds for the Perkins County Plainsmen to purchase a new football sled.
Plan to spend the Fourth of July celebrating with friends and neighbors in Grant City Park.
Donors and the various shell sizes their contributions will buy:
$10 and under—three inch shell: Vernon Mailand, Carmen Richman.
$11-$20—four inch shell: Miranda Holscher, Dennis and Linda Erickson, Jerry and Gloria Styskal, Jene Tickle.
$21-$49—five inch shell: Turzah and Jess Michael, Bob Nodlinski, Jayson and Deanne Bishop family, Dutch and Velda Vapenik, Grady Robinson, Joel Long family.
$50-$99—multi shot box: James Vak family, Don Softley family
$100 and up—finalé: employees of Perkins County Health Services, Mike and Lisa Skeels family, Wayne and Nancy Burge.