Mark your calendars — July 3 through July 7 — for this year’s annual Weaverville Lions Club Fourth of July celebration. The 2019 theme is “Weaverville Lions Club — 60 years of Service.”  The official 4th of July T-shirts, buttons and mugs are being made and will soon be on sale.

This year, the Lions Club has had a handmade quilt by Jenna Spear with many of the “Official 4th of July T-shirts” that will be raffled during the festivities. All the profits from the raffle will be given to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary for their K-9 program.   

The preliminary schedule includes:

Wednesday, July 3: Come join the Simmons’ gang who always has a grand party for the official opening of the weekend. The featured event of the evening will be music by local band Highway 3. This band is comprised of local high school graduates. There will also be two Women’s Softball games and a Corn Hole Tournament.

Thursday, July 4: The anvil blasting will wake you up so you can come to the park and enjoy a hearty pancake breakfast. Off site, there will be the 4th of July Run before everyone heads to Main Street for the Ice Cream Social and Arts and Craft Fair. The Bell Ringers will proudly ring their bells just before the Rotary parade begins marching down Main Street. The Weaverville Fire Department will have its annual open house and barbecue at the Fire Department.  

In the afternoon, back at Lowden Park, the Lions will host “family day” in the park. You can practice your skills for horseshoes and cribbage, chess (the tournaments are on Saturday).  There will also be corn hole, swimming and volleyball. Later featured in the arena will be horseman and author Mike McFadin and his pack mules; Nate Trujillo and the K-9’s will also present a K-9 demonstration. The evening will end with music by the Stonehearst. All these family day events are free so come and enjoy Lowden Park.

Friday, July 5: It’s the night for the skies of Weaverville to light up with Fireworks. But, before that starts, in morning there will be pickle ball, in the afternoon, the Trinity County Office of Education will have a STEAM project event, and in the evening the Trinity Horse and Long Ears Barrel Racing will be in the arena. There will be two Women’s Softball games. The Trinity Blue Shakers will provide music before and after the Fireworks.

Saturday, July 6: Both the Weaverville Lions Club and Diamond Productions will share Lowden Park and both groups will have events. The morning will begin with the BMX Race; later there will be tournaments of cribbage and chess. In the afternoon, the “Wolf Pack will be back” as THS alumni begin their yearly visit, followed by the Golf Ball drop. The delicious smells of the Lions BBQ will begin to fill the air as cowboy and cowgirls start filling the arena for Diamond Productions National Bull Riding Championship and dance.  

Sunday, July 7: End the weekend with the loud crashing of cars at the Destruction Derby.  Before it begins, kids can compete in Lions Martin’s Kid’s Day and play old fashioned games.  

During the weekend, vendors will be open, the Western Express Railroad Train will be giving free train rides and the swimming pool will be available for a cool dip. Downtown the Jake Jackson Museum and Joss House will also be open.  

The Weaverville Lions Club is a nonprofit organization and all money made by the Club from the 4th of July event is used for projects in our community in the form of scholarships, sponsorships and/or service projects. Without the community’s support this would not be possible.  

For more information, contact Patty Hymas at 784-7289.

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