Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce recently issued the following announcement.
Begin your Independence Day celebration with the Hancock County parade and festivities in the historic downtown district of Carthage! With the beautiful Hancock County Courthouse as the backdrop, viewers will enjoy fire trucks, marching bands, floats, novelty groups and much, much more!
This year's theme is CHRISTMAS IN JULY: GRATEFUL FOR THE GIFT OF FREEDOM! After the parade, folks can relax in the shade on the courthouse lawn and enjoy live entertainment, kids' games, a Corn Hole Tournament, great food and multiple vendors! At dusk, another fantastic fireworks show on display near Illini West High School.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7:00 AM Breakfast by Sly Fox (south side)
8:30 AM Community Church Service (south side)
9:00 AM Music by Kelly Logan (south side)
10:00 AM Parade "Christmas in July: Grateful for the Gift of Freedom" (Click here for entry form)
11:00 AM Games, activities, food, crafts, Nauvoo on the Road; music by Kelly Logan
12:00 PM Presentation of Colors (south side)
12:05 PM-2:30 PM ENTERTAINMENT ON THE STAGE: Hancock County Community Choir, Nauvoo Pageant Bagpipe Band, Mind & Sole Dance Company, Celebration School of Dance, Fountain of Youth Band
12:30 PM Registration for Corn Hole Tournament (east side)
1:00 PM Corn Hole Tournament (east side)
2:30 PM Carthage Clippers Fire Department Water Fight (west side)
9:30 PM (dusk) Fireworks Display near Illini West High School, 600 Miller Street
Do you want to be a VENDOR at the Fourth Activities on the Carthage Square? Just fill out this form and return it and you're in!
Original source can be found here.