July 4 activites set for holiday
The echo of wheels and patter of hooves will envelop Andrews as the 61st annual Western North Carolina Wagon Train parades through town at 6 p.m. on the Fourth of July.
Before the Wagon Train comes through, festivities will take over Andrews Recreation Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Sponsored by Andrews Youth Football and the Smokey Mountain Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Independence Day celebration caters to all ages. Barbecue and hot dogs plates will be available.
The Compound will hold a Fourth of July 5K at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go toward the Andrews High School volleyball team’s trip to the University of Kentucky. Registration costs $20 in advance at The Compound, $25 the day of the race, which begins at The Compound on Main Street.
For details on the 5K, call James Ellis at 757-289-5231.
The day will end with a firework display, that will be visible at “dark thirty” throughout downtown Andrews.
July 4 Andrews Recreation Park activities
* 11 a.m. – Girls’ home run derby.
* 12:30 p.m. – Peanut Drop.
* 1 p.m. – Two home run derbies for ages 9 and under and 10-13.
* 2 p.m. – Boys and girls punt, pass and kick competition for ages 9 and under plus ages 10-13.
* 2:30 p.m. – Sack races and three-legged races.
* 3 p.m. – Egg toss and balloon toss.
* 3:30 p.m. – Hot dog eating competition with a $50 prize.
* 4 p.m. – Horseshoe tournament at the community center.
* 6 p.m. – Three-point basketball shootout.
* Noon – Pool opens for free admission.
* 1 p.m. – Dive contest.
* 2 p.m. – Coin dive contest.
* 3 p.m. – Belly flop contest.
* 4 p.m. – Biggest splash contest.
* 5 p.m. – Smallest splash contest.