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Plans for the ‘Fourth’ underway

Plans are quickly coming together for the City of Hebron’s annual Independence Day celebration; all of the scheduled activities will take place Wednesday, July 4.

Helpers are still needed, says organizer Tina Reed. For more information about how you can help, call Reed at 402-768-3146. In the meantime, if you would like to participate in any of the contests or the parade, registration forms may be picked up at the Hebron City Office.

New to the celebration this year, Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival will be in town each evening from Saturday, June 30, through the Fourth. The carnival, located on South Avenue in Hebron near 13th St., will begin at 5 p.m., and at noon on the Fourth.

“There will be 10-12 rides including both kids and adult rides,” Reed said, “as well as games and food.”
Advance ticket sales are already underway and can be purchased at several area businesses as well as at the Hebron City Office.

Traditional events such as the Lions Club pancake feed, car and antique tractor shows, Little Mr. and Miss Firecracker contest, Rotary Club Duck Pluck, Nebraska Cattlemen team penning tournament and the annual “Fourth of July” parade will be on tap for the day. The annual City of Hebron sponsored fireworks display will also take place, but moves to a new location. Hebron Volunteer Fire Department Chief B.J. Linton said the area at the Hebron Sports Complex is too small; maturing trees have encroached on the display area.He recommended to city leaders moving the display to the Hebron airport. Each year HVFD volunteers organize the fireworks event.

Other activities include a fun run, cribbage tournament, semi tractor display, art show, nickel and toilet tissue tosses, fishing pond and bubble-gum blowing contest, pie eating contest, water fights, ball tournaments and the Starburst Talent Search and Songwriters contest.

To participate in the antique tractor, vintage lawn mower and semi tractor displays, call Reed at 402-768-3146 to get a registration form.

As is customary, pancakes, hamburgers and a smoked porkchop dinner will be available.

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