Let the celebrations begin. Fourth of July activities in Warren County start Saturday at Fairview CIC and could include a chance to get down and dirty by catching a greasy pig.
The day’s events start at 8 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony and recognition of all veterans who are present. Any veteran who has served or is serving is welcome to attend.
“Last year we had more than 100 veterans in attendance,” said Fairview CIC president June McGee. “We invite all veterans to come stand with us and be recognized for their service.”
Various games begin at approximately 8:45 a.m. McGee says she is hopeful this will include the greased pig.
“We haven’t done this in a long time,” said McGee. “If we can get the pig, the panels to keep the pig in, and the weather cooperates, we can offer it this year. The kids always enjoyed it so we are trying to bring it back. It will be for 8-year-olds up to teenagers.”
Other games and activities include T-ball games, sack race, bean toss, etc. No registration is necessary and there is no charge for admission.
Beginning at 2 p.m. will be the baby show and pageants for children 1 day old to 12 years, boys and girls, followed by a presentation for Ms. and Mr. Senior Fairview.
“The pageants are for residents of Fairview, Irving College, Mt. Leo or individuals involved with the ball teams,” says McGee.
Food will be available throughout the day. Items include Fourth of July favorites such as hotdogs, hamburgers, french fries, and ice cream.
“I hope everyone comes out and joins us,” said McGee. “This is our event to end the ball season. Rather than bringing everyone back in a few days for the Fourth of July, we combine the two and end our ball season with it.”
The holiday celebrations continue July 4 at Midway CIC, Morrison Ruritan and city of McMinnville.