06/29/06 — Pikeville Fourth of July celebration Saturday

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Pikeville Fourth of July celebration Saturday

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on June 29, 2006 1:46 PM

Pikeville will continue a summer tradition Saturday with the town's ninth annual Independence Day Festival at Pikeville Park.

Sponsored by the Pikeville Lions Club, the event includes a 5K run, inflatables for children and performances by the Country Roads Band and C.B. Aycock Jazz Ensemble. Other events include Pikeville Idol, an American Idol-style competition for youth, and a horseshoe contest. The Shriners Mini-Rigs will make an appearance as well. The day will be capped off by a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

Schedule of Events

8 a.m. -- 5K run (registration begins one hour prior to the start of the race)

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Car Show, Lawn Mower pull, Horseshoe Competition, Hayride, Ident-A-Kid, Shriners Mini-Rigs

10 a.m. -- Opening ceremony, crowning of Miss and Mr. Independence, Awards for Pikeville Distinguished Citizens

11 a.m. until -- Children's games

11 a.m. -- Charles B. Aycock High Jazz Ensemble

3 p.m. -- Young Pikeville Idol (ages 5-12)

4 p.m. -- Country Roads band

5:30 p.m. -- Teen Pikeville Idol (13-18)

6:30 p.m. -- Country Roads band

9:30 p.m. -- fireworks