Shake The Lake Independence Day Celebration Set For Saturday

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Shake The Lake Independence Day Celebration wil be held on Saturday at Veteran's Park in Spring City.

Registration for the pageant is from 9-10 a.m.  There is no registraiotn after 10 a.m. 

The Mr. and Miss Firecracker Pageant  will include Newborn – 12 months at 10 a.m. for Baby Miss and 10:15 a.m. for Baby Mister; 13–23 months at 10:30 for Tiny Miss; 10:45 a.m. for 2–3 year olds; 11 a.m. for Wee Miss; 11:15 a.m. for Wee Mister; 4–5 year olds at 11:30 for Lil Miss and 11:45 a.m. for Lil Mister ; six, seven, and eight year olds at 12 p.m. for Miss and 12:15 p.m. for Mister.

Signups for the watermelon and pickle eating contest are 12-1 p.m.  The pickle eating contest will be at 1 p.m. and the watermelon eating contest at 1:30 p.m. 

There will be karoke music from 2-3 p.m. 

Signups for the Diaper Derby and Teddy Bear Run Contest is from 3-3:45 p.m.  The Diaper Derby is at 4 p.m and the Teddy Bear Run is at 4:15 p.m. 

The duck race will be held at 5 p.m. 

There will be games and prizes throughout the day.  Live music will be from 6 p.m. until the fireworks at dark, including Corey Rose ~ Evervigilant. 

For more information contact City Hall at 365-6441, Aaron Loden at 595-2965, Liz Baldasarro at 365-9222 or Michelle McCuistion 605-8340.


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