Holiday doings set for this weekend in Greensboro, Chattahoochee

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By Angye Morrison

Greensboro is the place to be this Saturday if you’re looking for Fourth of July activities.

The Greensboro Kiwanis Club has a number of activities planned, beginning with registration for the 5,000-meter race and walk at 6 a.m. The race/walk is set to begin at 7:30. Breakfast will be served to those participating in the race/walk at 8 a.m.

T-shirt sales will begin at 8:45 a.m., and the food trailer opens at 9 a.m.

A Fun Run, along with a bike race, is set for 10 a.m., and games are planned for 10:30, including a penny hunt.

At 11, there’s a watermelon eating contest, and hamburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks will be available throughout the morning at the food trailer.

In the evening, beginning at 7 p.m., there will be live entertainment at the West Gadsden High School football field, provided by Stew Parsons and The Spare Change Band. The concession stand will be open at the field as well.

At 8 p.m., following the national anthem and a prayer, sky divers will fly in, kicking off the patriotic evening activities. The awards for Citizen of the Year and Yard of the Year will be presented at 8:45, followed by a speaker. Fireworks will begin at dark.

The West Gadsden Historical Society will host its fifth annual open house at its headquarters, the historic James A. Dezell House, located at the corner of East 8th Sreet and Green Avenue. The open house will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m.

The event will include a bake sale, boiled peanuts and soft drinks. Local history books, “The Early History of Gadsden County,” by Dale Cox, and “Something Gold,” by Kay Davis Lay, a compilation of interviews about the shade tobacco era in Gadsden County, will be available for sale, along with note cards, T-shirts and the society’s cookbook.

Various crafters will be on hand, and their wares will be on sale. Greensboro Mayor Buddy Pitts will display his collection of historic photographs of the Greensboro area.

The Coastal Seafood Restaurant in Panacea will once again be on hand, selling delicious seafood lunches.

The annual quilt show will feature quilts made by the Piece Makers Quilters of First Baptist Church in Greensboro. The group has donated a handmade queen-size quilt that will be raffled off. Tickets are $3 each and may be purchased at the following locations: Twin City News and Dr. Melzer’s office in Chattahoochee, and Ivy Shop, A Touch of Tiffany, Mane Attraction, Padgett’s Jewelers, Flossie’s Cut & Curl and Premier Bank in Quincy. 

The drawing will be held at 8 p.m. at the Greensboro fireworks celebration. You do not have to be present to win.

The city of Chattahoochee will host the July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza in Chattahoochee Saturday, with gospel music starting at 4 p.m., and food and beverage vendors and a fireworks display at dark. The event will be held at River Landing Park.