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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Fourth of July fun in Harvey County

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  • Looking for some star-spangled fun for the family during the Fourth of July weekend? Several communities in Harvey County and the surrounding area will be hosting celebrations involving activities and fireworks.
    Hesston is having its first-ever fireworks show this year, said Hesston Chamber director Becky Galloway. A private donor contributed funding for a free community fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. July 4 at the Hesston Golf Course.
    Other events that day include 9-hole golf tournaments at 5:30 p.m. for adults and families (contact the course to register at 620-327-2331). There will be a $5 barbecue meal at 6:30 p.m., along with children's activities.
    Burrton kicks off its celebration July 3 with a hamburger fry at 6 p.m., a night swim at the pool, and a beer garden at 8 p.m. Activities are at the park, south of the Kwik Shop and off McPherson Road.
    On the Fourth, activities begin with a breakfast at the senior center at 7 a.m., then a Freedom Run/Walk at 8 a.m. (registration begins at 7 a.m.) Activities throughout the day include three-on-three basketball and volleyball at 9 a.m., kids games at 10:30 a.m., a free swim at 12:30 p.m., and fireworks at 10 p.m.
    Peabody will host its 93rd annual fireworks show at dusk July 4 at the city park; admission is $3 at the gate. Earlier in the day, the city will host a horseshoe tournament and flea market at 8 a.m.; 5K Walk/Run and kids games at 8:30 a.m.; and free swim and car show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All activities in the city park. Parade will start down Walnut Street at 5 p.m.
    Sedgwick, Walton and Halstead have no activities planned at this time. Halstead city staff said the city will have a fireworks show with its Old Settlers celebration Aug. 8-10.
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