Lee Celebrating Fourth Of July With Big Event First WeekendJun 14th, 2011 | By Jacob | Category: Community News
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Town of Lee will celebrate the 4th of July a little early this year.
Sponsored by the Lee Community Volunteer Fire Department, Lee’s 4th of July Celebration will be held from 7-11 p.m. Friday evening, July 1, and on Saturday, July 2, from 4-11 p.m.
The weekend’s activities will include a bounce house, a ball park dance (held on Friday p.m.), face painting, train rides and music, music, music. Dancers will compete in a chicken wing contest on Friday evening and there will be a live auction on Saturday featuring gift baskets, cakes, pies and more. The auction will be held in between great entertainment at the pavilion.
Delicious chicken sandwiches will be available, as will great boiled peanuts. Cool off with refreshing slushies, which will be sold at the event.
There will be a firefighter challenge, beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening. For $5, people can compete in three levels. The first will be open to firefighters, who will compete in their bunker gear. The second level will be open to EMS and law enforcement personnel and service workers. The third level is open to the general public. The challenge will be a timed obstacle course with a ladder raise, hose dummy, breach door and a smoke tunnel.
Fireworks will put the exclamation mark on a weekend of fun as they light up the night sky on Saturday evening.
Vendors are welcome.
For more information about the event, please contact Lee Town Hall at (850) 971-5867 or Carol Bynum at (850) 971-7246.