Bullard's Fourth of July “Blast over Bullard” will be held tonight at the Bullard High School parking lot.
The event will feature live music by Taylor Heard and Paul Ruark, with a firework show sparking at dusk.
There will be events for children including jump houses and face painting. Food and drinks will also be available, and all proceeds will go toward the Bullard Kids Playground.
The event is sponsored by Woodmen of the World and hosted by the City of Bullard and the Bullard Chamber of Commerce.
The Lake Association will host their annual Fourth of July Floatilla at 10 a.m. on July 4. Decorated boats will line up at the dock and barge at the Southeast end of the Lake Jacksonville near the Dam. It is estimated to last approximately 45 minutes. The Floatilla will be led by the Lake Jacksonville Patrol. Interested parties may contact Bev Lewis at 903-721-0312.
The annual July Fourth Fireworks Show will take place on Wednesday, July 4 around 9 p.m. at the concession area on Lake Jacksonville.
This is a free family-fun event for the community organized by the Lake Jacksonville Association.
Fireworks will be provided through donations, and will last about 30 minutes. For more information call O.H. Seamands at 903-596-1900.
American flags will be fluttering in the breeze around Rusk’s historic Square on Wednesday, July 4, as the Rotary Club of Rusk presents their annual “Patriotism on Parade,” a community salute to veterans.
The patriotic opening ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m., with an invocation, the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of patriotic hymns.
A parade will immediately follow opening ceremonies. The Grand Marshal will be 99-year-old Houston White, World War II veteran and founding member of the Rotary Club of Rusk. The parade will feature veterans of all service, floats, ATVs, motorcycles, scouts, kids on bikes, local dignitaries, and more.
At 10:30 a.m., the annual Gauge Lankford memorial Firemen's competition will start, with trophies awarded to the top two winning teams. For more information, please contact Roy Reynolds, event chairman, at email@example.com or 214-380-5047.
The Heritage Center of Cherokee County, located at 208 Henderson St. in Rusk, will hold a community reading of the Declaration of Independence to commemorate the United State's birth.
The reading will take place immediately following the Rusk Rotary Club July Fourth parade, and it will be held in front of the museum, which will be open and videos of the declaration will be shown all day. For more information call 903-683-5665 or visit the website at www.HCCC-Museum.org.