County to celebrate 4th of July
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:25
The Bowling Green Independence festivities on the evening of July 3 will have a song at their heart.
An original patriotic musical “All Hands on Deck,” written by former Wood County resident Jody Madaras, will be staged in Kobacker Hall in the Moore Musical Arts Center on the Bowling Green State University campus at 6 p.m.
The musical is a tribute to the all-star bond drives held during World War II, and features a cast of four and a big band performing dozens of standards from the era.
Madaras has dedicated the show to veterans of World War II and the Korean Conflict. Tickets are $20 to $32 with discounts for veterans. Visit bgsu.edu/arts.
Following “All Hands on Deck” the Bowling Green Area Community Band will perform at 8 p.m. on the grounds of the Mileti Center on campus. People are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets for seating. Parking will be available on the grounds.
When darkness sets in the fireworks will be fired off from the football stadium.
Other communities are also planning activities.
The joint Perrysburg/Maumee Independence Day fireworks will take place Wednesday at dark with Thursday set as the rain date.
Activities Thursday at Fort Meigs begin at noon with period hands-on activities that are kid friendly.
A musket demonstration is planned at 12:30, with a mini-militia drill at 1.
At 2 p.m. there will be an Independence Day celebration with toasts, music and an 18-gun salute to celebrate America’s freedom.
A second musket demonstration is set for 3:30 p.m., with a program on War of 1812 medicine at 4 p.m.
An artillery demonstration at 4:30 p.m. closes the day’s events.
Admission will be charged.
An 11 a.m. parade sponsored by the Portage Lions Club kicks off a variety of Independence Day activities Thursday in the village.
The parade starts at the north end of the village and makes its way to the south end of town to Enright Park. Parade lineup starts at 10 a.m.
There will be food, fun and activities in the park.
A bake sale, bike decorating contest, duck race and fire and rescue units will be on hand.
Woodville will host four days of activities from Wednesday through Saturday, with a midway in Trailmarker Park each day.
Activities include live beer tent entertainment and BINGO each day. The Hank Haller Polka Band will perform Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the tennis courts.
A car show will be held Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday 5k race will start at 6:30 p.m. and a kids one-mile fun run will start at 6 p.m.
The parade will step off Saturday at noon with the celebration concluding with fireworks at dusk.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 10:18