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June 29, 2014

The Fourth and more: Must-see highlights over Independence Day

Fireworks and boat rides -- and the Twelve Mile 500

You know it’s Independence Day when lawnmower engines start revving and fireworks light up the night. But there’s more to a Cass County Fourth of July — check out what’s in store for a crackling weekend of fun.


Logansport Parks and Recreation added a B-K hot dog eating contest and the "Fireworks Float" — a canoe ride from Spencer Park to Riverside Park — as new events for the Fourth of July celebration. The float is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the hot dog eating contest begins at 6 p.m.

Tower Park is offering a free day of swimming at the pool from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The pool staff will host a water carnival with a hula hoop contest, noodle race, penny drive, waterslide race and a biggest splash contest.

The fireworks display begins at 10:10 p.m. at Riverside Park. The first 100 people with tickets can watch the fireworks on the new Cole Bridge over the Eel River. The tickets will be available that day on a first come, first serve basis.


The city of Walton kicks off its Fourth of July celebration with the Wounded Warriors Run at 8 a.m. The town parade starts at 2 p.m. and the Walton Fire Department hosts the annual fish fry at 4 p.m until all the fish is gone. Car show registration begins at 4 p.m., and the show runs till 6 p.m. and entertainment is at 7 p.m. The Tip Wa Tractor show runs from July 4-6 from 8 p.m. till dark. Fireworks begin at dusk.


The Twelve Mile Lions Club starts the town's Fourth of July festivities a day early, on Thursday at Plank Hill Park. The club is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at 5 p.m. and then a variety show and open karaoke at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk.

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