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Spend the Fourth in Paxton!!

Enjoy a day filled with fun for the whole family celebrating the Fourth of July!!  A day packed with activities and events is scheduled:

— 7:30-10:30 a.m. — Breakfast at American Legion building on East Pells Street (sponsored by Prospect Chapter 367, Order of the Eastern Star).

— 8 a.m. — “Color Me Free” Fun Run registration opens.

— 9 a.m. — “Color Me Free” Fun Run begins.

— 9 a.m. — Flea market opens.

— 9 a.m. to noon — Car show registration.

— 10 a.m. — Patriotic music by the community choir in the pavilion.

— 10:15 a.m. — Presentation of the colors by the American Legion Prairie Post 150 color guard in the pavilion.

— 10:20 a.m. — Golden Deeds Award winners announced.

— 10:30 a.m. — Community worship service.

— 11 a.m. — Antique tractor show (sponsored by the Paxton Rotary Club).

— 11 a.m. — Lunch stands open. Porkburger and butterfly pork chop sandwiches will be available at the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce’s tent.

— 11:30 a.m. — Children’s parade (kids are to assemble at the playground at this time).

— Noon — The Back Paiges perform ; car show judging begins; WPXN-Radio 104.9 broadcasting live; Take A Craft by the Paxton Carnegie Library; appearances by Uncle Sam and Betsy Ross.

— Noon to 3 p.m. — Children’s game area opens; bounce house area opens.

— 1-3 p.m. — Ford County Historical Society museum opens downtown.

— 1 p.m. — Pie competition judging.

— 1:30 p.m. — Paxton Community Nursery School bake sale.

— 2:15 p.m. — Pizza-eating contest.

— 2:30 p.m. — Pie competition winner awarded.

— 2:45 p.m. — Watermelon-eating contest.

— 3 p.m. — Car show awards presented.

— 9 p.m. — Fireworks display at Memorial Field on Paxton’s east side (sponsored by the City of Paxton).

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