Vandalia Leader

Follow Us On:

Laddonia to hold 4th of July event

Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Youngsters during last year’s sack race at the 4th of July day-long event in 2013.

Youngsters during last year’s sack race at the 4th of July day-long event in 2013.

A full schedule is set for area residents looking to attend this year’s 4th of July celebration in Laddonia this Friday.
The day begins with the start of the Men’s Softball Tournament at 8 a.m.
The Baby Show will begin at 9 a.m., with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. inside the Baptist Church Community Hall.
The cost is $2 and babies/toddlers have no restrictions on what they can wear.
At the same time of the Baby Show, there will be a variety of kids games being played for those 13 and younger.
Games include a turtle race, frog jump, bubble gum blowing, hula hoop contest, and a water balloon toss.
Those wishing to participate in the parade are being asked to line up as early as 10:30 a.m. on Elm St. at City Park with the parade starting at 11 a.m.
Awards will be given for Best Antique, Best Float, and Best Decorated Bicycle. The parade is sponsored by the Laddonia Rural Fire Associa-tion.
During lunch time, the Yee Haw Line Dancers will perform under the shelter at 12:30 p.m.
The local fire department will assist with the Water Barrel Fight for the public at 1 p.m.
The Kids Mud Volleyball Tournament starts at 1 p.m. on the court established just outside the outfield fence of the ball park.
A tournament for adults starts at 3 p.m., with the sign-up at 2:30 p.m.
At 6 p.m., the “Lost Laddonia Boys” will perform.
A Hall of Fame ceremony will be held at 8 p.m. This is the fifth year for the event.
This year’s inductees includes former umpires that gave their time to help young kids. They are Chris Cox, Joe and Hilda Teague, Bill and Nancy Stafford, along with Wayne and Bert McGrew.
Each year, the award is given to people who have helped with the ballpark for years through playing games, working the stands, and helping to keep the park in good condition.
A Candy Throw from the fire truck will be held at 9 p.m. followed by the annual fireworks display.
During the day there will be a raffle that ends at 6:30 p.m. and a Silent Auction that ends at 7 p.m.
Participants do not need to be present to win the raffle.
A Food Stand will be opened all day.