July 4 events slated in county
Carroll County will celebrate Independence Day in style with events scheduled for Thursday, July 4.
Berryville will hold its traditional “Fire on the Mountain” fireworks display between dusk and dark, around 9 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from atop Saunders Heights.
“Many people enjoy watching the display from the fairgrounds, but the show can be seen from front lawns across Berryville,” said Steve Johnson, executive director of the Greater Berryville Area Chamber of Commerce, who called the display “world class.”
Eureka Springs will celebrate July 4 with a parade at 10 a.m. The theme of this year's parade is Celebrating our Freedoms and Defending Our Liberties. You should expect to see churches celebrating freedom of religion, businesses celebrating their freedom to advertise and groups and individuals celebrating all the rights they are grateful for. The parade is followed by the As American As Apple Pie Contest, the Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest and the Hot Dog Eating Contest.
There will be a fireworks display on the evening of Saturday, July 6, with the fireworks being shot from Marble Flats. That means everyone in town should be able to see the show, no matter where you are.
"All the restaurants with patios, the back yards, the parks –– you'll see it anywhere you go," said parks director Justin Huss. "It's pretty exciting. Think of the iconic picture of Main Street, and picture that with fireworks in the corner."
The Holiday Island Rotary Club will hold its annual Party in the Park from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, in Veterans Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Eureka Swings beginning at 4 p.m. At 5 p.m. there will be a Flag Service and the meal, consisting of barbecue pulled pork, potato salad, cole slaw and baked beans along with soft drinks and water will be served. The cost is $9 and tickets may be obtained from Rotary members or purchased at the event.