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Hiram’s Old-Fashioned Fourth Of July

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Tuesday, July 3
7:30 p.m. Pre-Fireworks Concert and Family Fun
Hiram College Football Field
Before the fireworks, listen to great rock music from the local band Muffinslap.  Once again you will be able to see a helicopter land/take off at 7:30 and tour it. Swifty the Clown, and hopefully, his friend Joe will be there to make lots of balloon animals for the kids !

9:30 p.m.  FIREWORKS!
Hiram College Football Field.
Come and enjoy Hiram’s version of this Independence Day tradition.
Donations will be requested to pay for fireworks.  Funds for the fireworks provided by local business and the Hiram Community Trust.
Rain Date for fireworks—July 6th

Wednesday, July 4
9:00 a.m. Softball Games at Bicentennial Field Park
Everyone 16 and older invited to play softball.

12 – 1:30 p.m.  Family Activities and Bike Decorating.  Meet at the Hiram Christian Church in front of the Hiram Village municipal building. Face painting, sidewalk chalk drawing, and bike decorating for the parade.

11:30 –2:00 p.m. Display of Classic Cars & Fire Department Vehicles

1:30 p.m.  THE GRAND PARADE
Once again the route goes north on Hayden and Dean Streets, left on Hinsdale Street, south on to Peckham, and then down State Route 82 then back to the church.  Call Willard Greenwood 330-569-5331 if you have questions.

2 – 3 p.m.  Bicycle Rodeo at the Hiram Christian Church parking lot. Come learn the ins and outs of bicycle safety after the parade. Sponsored by Hiram Police Department.  Lots of prizes donated by local businesses will be awarded !

2 – 3 p.m. Basketball Knock-out
Gather on the Hiram village park basketball courts at 2pm for an individual basketball shooting contest.  Boys and girls all ages are welcome although children and youth under 18 have priority.  Prizes for the top four will be awarded.

2:00-3:00  p.m. Kids games on the village green near the  Hiram Play Park! Potato sack races, water balloon toss, parachute fun, other fun games — and the annual boys vs. girls tug of war.  All participants get a prize!

3:30 PM  Old-Fashioned Contests on the Village green near the Play Park! Contests for kids and adults of all ages, including bubble gum blowing contest, pickle-eating contest, donut-eating contest, and more.
4:00-5:00 PM Hiram Community Band – 36th ANNIVERSARY!
Dean Street by Frohring Music Building
A Hiram tradition since 1976.  You can participate or come and listen to your friends and neighbors play fabulous patriotic music!

5:30 – 6:30 PM  Pie Contest – Gerstacker Science Hall
Whip up your best pie and enter it into our Sixth(?) Annual Pie Contest.  Independent judges will determine a winner and award a fabulous prize during the Big Band Dance and Ice Cream Social Wednesday evening.  Drop off your pie at Gerstacker Science Hall (under the arch) on Dean Street between 5:30 and 6:30 pm.  All pies will be sold by the slice at the Strawberry Social.  Winners will receive cookbooks! For more info contact  Brenda Smith @ 330-569-7664 or Willard Greenwood 330-569-5331

8:00 – 10:00 PM  ICE CREAM STRAWBERRY SOCIAL AND BIG BAND DANCE
Martin Commons (near Gerstacker,  Hiram college’s science building)
Enjoy big band entertainment and dancing in an outdoor setting!  Live music once again provided by the Garretttones.  Ice cream sold by the Hiram Christian Church. .  Enjoy starry skies and candlelit tables.

Rain location for family activities, the Community Band concert, and the big band dance is Frohring Music Building on the college campus.  The parade is rain or shine!