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Fourth of July fun set for Tuesday

By Brooke Pankonin

Grant Tribune Sentinel

Grant’s annual Fourth of July Celebration will kick off on Tuesday at Grant City Park at 6:45 a.m. with an opening ceremony, followed by the Firecracker Fun Run at 7 a.m. 

Image Total Fitness will be donating all proceeds from the fun run to the Perkins County Pool Project for the aquatic center.

Perkins County Schools Foundation will be serving a free-will breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m.

A new feature added to the celebration this year that is sure to be a hit for all ages is tethered hot air balloon rides. Sponsored by Midwest Electric, it will be held in the empty lot north of the park from 8-10 a.m..

The 3-on-3 basketball tournament will begin at 9 a.m.

The Perkins County Pool Project Committee will be serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The 2017 Mid-Plains Community College raffle car, a 1965 Chevrolet Impala, will be at the car show, which takes place from noon to 5 p.m. 

Bounce houses and concessions will also be open from noon to 5 p.m. Bounce houses are provided by World Strides and sponsored by Sandhills State Bank, Adams Lumber and R & T Tire. 

Perkins County FFA will serve slushies and host the corn hole tournament beginning at 1 p.m. The entry fee for the tournament is $15, and the winner of the tournament will receive two tickets to Old Dominion and special guest Casey Donahew at the Chase County Fair on Aug. 19. 

Also beginning at 1 p.m. will be the horseshoe tournament hosted by Great Plains Communications and free swimming at the Grant Municipal Pool. With the high for the day expected to reach 93 degrees, swimmers can cool off until free swimming ends at 5 p.m.

Judging for the rib cookoff will be at 2 p.m., and sand volleyball will begin at 3 p.m. Both events are sponsored by First Insight Eyecare. 

Music and announcements throughout the day will be provided by Matthew Chandler-Smith of Orpheus Music & Sound. 

The celebration is organized by The Perkins County Chamber of Commerce. 

Fireworks

The annual fireworks display will conclude the day at 9:30 p.m. at the Perkins County Fairgrounds. The show is presented by the Grant Volunteer Fire Department and funded by the Perkins County Chamber and public donations. 

The budget for this year’s show was $8,000.

Donation jars can be found at chamber businesses and can be made at any bank in Grant and The Barber Pole. 

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