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The Clearfield Lions’ 68th annual Fourth of July celebration is set for Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4. This year’s theme is “Stronger Together.”
A new feature this year offers vouchers for various food items, admission discounts and other attractions for those who visit the Clearfield Lions July 4 Facebook page.
Food vendors will be open all day. They include the Clearfield Lions, Kool Kats, Old 34 – A Midwestern Classic, Clover Hill Orchard, and Granny’s Kettle Korn.
Lions raffle tickets will be available until 8 p.m. July 4 or until they’re sold out.
This year’s first prize is $1,000, with $500 going to second place, $250 to third, and $100 to fourth and fifth places. A prize for $50 will go to the sixth-through-tenth place winners.
Tickets run $5 for one or $20 for five.
Tickets are available at Bootlegger’s Bar and Grill, Clearfield Cafe, State Savings Bank, and United Farmers Cooperative C-Store or from any Lions member.
The drawing will be held Sunday evening, and winners need not be present to win.
The action gets started Saturday with the Home
Run Derby at the ball diamond.
Youth competition begins at 6 p.m. with high school baseball/softball at 7 p.m. and college/adult at 8 p.m. Call Chris Leonard at 402-650-1557 with questions.
The Northwest Tractor Pullers Association sanctioned truck and tractor pull will begin at 7 p.m. at the track on the south end of town.
Pullers will compete in six divisions.
Admission is $10, with kids 12 and under free.
Concessions will be available on site.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
A full day of fun is on tap for Independence Day.
A sand volleyball tournament will kick things off at City Park beginning at 9 a.m. Call Daniel Leonard with questions.
The baby show will get underway at 1 p.m. in the park shelter house. The contest is open to infants through two-year-olds. Questions should be directed to Robyn Bickel at 641-336-2236.
Kids’s games will begin at 2 p.m. in City Park.
Entries should begin lining up at 5:30-6 p.m. for the huge July 4 parade that gets started at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is required.
Entries will be judged in six divisions: antique cars, antique tractors, business/industry/political, floats, livestock/pets, and volunteer organizations.
Division winners as well as the best use of the Stronger Together theme will win cash prizes.
For more information, contact Darin Schlapia at 641-202-1403.
One tradition of the Clearfield July 4 parade is a fleet of antique tractors displaying the flags of the 50 United States. Tractors wishing to participate in this feature should begin lining up west of the nursing home at 5:30 p.m. Call Heath Evans at 641-344-4310 for more information.
The Myers Pedal Pull Tractor sanctioned pull will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Main Street following the parade.
Kiddie rides will also be available on Main Street following the parade. Rides include a space pillow, saucers, and slide. All rides are 25 cents.
A large fireworks display south of town at dusk will put the finishing touches on this year’s celebration.