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Celebrating Independence Locally

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On July 4, 1776, 56 men representing 13 colonies signed the Declaration of Independence. Celebrations have transpired consisting of parades, picnics, barbecues, reading of the constitution, outdoor activities concluding with a firework display.

In Grimes County you can participate in many of those festivities as several towns are hosting celebrations locally.

Wednesday, June 3

The 2019 Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association annual statewide reading of the United States Declaration of Independence will take place on the steps of the Grimes County Courthouse Wednesday, July 3 at 11:30 a.m. All people of all ages are invited to attend the annual tradition.

Thursday, July 4

NAVASOTA - Navasota is hosting its annual Independence Daze and Parade event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will begin with a parade at 10 a.m. (lineup begins at 9 a.m. at Prosperity Bank) and all are welcome to participate for free and don’t need to register.

Following the parade, families can enjoy free swimming, bounce houses, obstacle course, activities and giveaways. The Navasota Noon Lion’s Club will serve free hotdogs, chips and lemonade at the Navasota Center courtyard.

Grimes County VFW will have a reading of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution at 3 p.m. A discussion will follow with free snacks, water and other drinks available.

IOLA - The annual Iola Fireworks Show will begin at 7:30 p.m. There will be a free hotdog dinner complete with watermelon and dessert. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets.

Roans Prairie- There will be a Fourth of July Bingo and Ice Cream Social at the Roans Prairie Community Center from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be bingo and prizes. Cards will be sold at two for five dollars. Ice Cream is free but bring your favorite toppings. The event is sponsored by Roans Prairie Community Center and the Shiro Civic Association.

BEDIAS - The Bedias Civic Club is hosting a big Independence Day Celebration including free hotdogs with all the trimmings and watermelon. Festivities start at 6 p.m. and a firework display begins at dark.

Celebrate and be safe

Enjoy your day at any of these great local celebrations, but however you choose to celebrate Independence Day, remember to enjoy it safely.