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Red hot 4th planned for Friona

The Friona Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, local business and residents are preparing for a hot time in Friona on Tuesday, July 4.

Independence Day will dawn with a 5K Run/Walk at 7:30 a.m. for registration with the run/walk beginning at 8 a.m. at the Reeve Lake Picnic area. They will be accepting $15 donations to go to the Action for an Ambulance Fund. Forms are available at the Chamber office or the day of the run/walk.

The Friona Volunteer Fire Department will hold their “50 for 50” gun drawing at 9 a.m. at the Fire Station. For $50 you get 50 chances to win. All the proceeds will go to benefit the fire department. Tickets are still available from any member of the Friona Fire Department. For more information contact, Jim Taylor (806) 265-7264 or Randy McCasland (580) 649-1437. For a list of guns see page 2 of The Star this week.

The 4th Annual Neighborhood Parade will begin at 9 a.m. at 1606 W. 10th. Everyone is invited to participate. Bring out your bicycles, four-wheelers, cars, etc. decorated for the 4th of July and join the fun down 10th Street. Stay around after the parade and enjoy ice cream at the parade starting line.

Children 18-years-old and younger can come out to Reeve Lake and fish for free all day.

Shoppers will get to enjoy shopping at these local stores: Creative Chaos, Interior Expressions, Ivy Cottage, and Milk House Market.

July 4th activities continue at the Friona Community Center with vendors setting up at 6:30 p.m. on the east side of the building. Booth donations will go to the Action for an Ambulance Fund. Call the Chamber office for more information (806) 250-3491.

At 7 p.m., a flag ceremony and trumpet solo will be performed at Reeve Lake Park and at dusk, the Friona Volunteer Fire Department will begin a firework display. Donations are being taken for the fireworks fund and can be dropped off at the Chamber Office at 621 Main.

Milk House Market has a week of celebration planned for the week leading up to July 4. Owner Crystal Moroney has a huge barn sale planned for Thursday, June 29 and Ladies Night on Friday, June 30. She will have the Red Stone Pizza truck on hand on Saturday, July 1. On Tuesday, July 4 she will be serving up cake and discounts for Milk House Market’s third anniversary.