Fourth of July Celebration schedule PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Friday, 28 June 2013 08:43

The Pekin Community Betterment Organization has finalized the schedule for this year’s 183rd consecutive Fourth of July Celebration.
The following is a list of dates and events.
Saturday, June 29th
11:00 a.m. til 12:00 p.m.  Registration- Independence Motorcycle Ride at Pekin Town Hall at 75 S. Mill Street, Pekin, In  47165
Ride begins at 12:00 p.m. Ride ends at Pekin Fire Department with food for riders!
John Perry – 812-620-8590 – Contact Chairman
Wednesday, July 3rd
4:00 p.m. til 10:00 p.m. Derby City Amusements, Rides, & Food, Bunji Jump
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Borden Lions Club Fish Fry
4:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m.    Flea Market/ Artisian Market
6:30 p.m. til 10:00 p.m.  Music by ‘Linda Smith Band’
10:00 p.m.  Fireworks by ZAMBELLI at the Park
Thursday, July 4th
10:00 a.m. til 10:00 p.m. Food available at the Park.
10:00 a.m. PARADE – Sandi  Ison, Family, & Friends Coordinator
Grand Marshal -  Frank Anderson
10:00 a.m. til Close.  Artisian Market & Flea Market
10:00 a.m. til 10:00 p.m.  Derby City Amusements, Rides and Games,  Bungi Jump   
11:00 a.m. til 3:00 p.m. - Borden Lions Club Fish Fry
Park Stage Events for July 4th, 2013
12:30 p.m.  Presentation of “Colors” – Pekin American Legion Post 203
Innvocation by Brent Donahue – Martinsburg Church of Christ
Star Spangled Banner  by Chelsey Brewer
Pledge of Allegiance by Larry Elliott as Abraham Lincoln & Special Presentation
Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Zach Jacobs, Eastern High School Valedictorian
Back Home Again in Indiana by Chelsey Brewer
Welcome by Anita Temple, Pekin Community Betterment Committee
1:00 p.m. Antique Cars at the Park
1:00 p.m. Antique Tractors at the Park
1:00 p.m. Horseshoe Pitching Contest at the Park
1:00 p.m. Prince/Princess Contest  - Shari Dalton – Coordinator
1:45 p.m. Dollars for Scholars of Eastern High School, Ray Ramsey & Joy Gore
2:30 p.m. Queen Contest – Pekin 4th of July Queen - Darlene Hall – Coordinator
3:30 p.m. Queen for 2013 Announcement
4:00p.m.  Gill’s Grove Presentation – Alan Bishop
4:15 p.m. New World Record Event on stage by Spoon Man & Family & Grease Gravy     Sound by David Carty Productions
5:30 p.m. Special Thanks by Anita Temple, President, PCBO
6:00 p.m. WLSM Karoke – Texas Country Showdown on stage
Friday, July 5th
4:00 p.m. til 10:00 p.m. Derby City Amusements, Rides, & Food, Bunji Jump
4:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m.    Flea Market/ Artisian Market
5:30 p.m. open sign-up for PEKIN IDOL
Casey Hollow Band will play after the Idol Contest
Saturday, July 6th
7-8:00 a.m.  Registration – 8:00a.m. Start 5K RUN/WALK Event at Pekin Park
9:00 a.m.     3 on 3 Hoopfest!   Pekin Park Basketball Court
9:00 a.m. Artisian Market & Flea Market Open all Day
10:00 a.m. til 10:00 p.m. – Derby City Amusements, Rides & Food, Bunji Jump
1:00 p.m. til 4:00 p.m.  Praise Day with Bands at the Park Stage
Mt. Tabor Christian Church, ‘Well of Grace’
Corydon’s Pfrimmer’s Chapel Group, Returning from last year – Marilyn Rogers and   band
Come & Enjoy Local Praise Bands
3:00 p.m. Message by John Roberts
Sound by David Carty Productions