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Old Fashioned 4th of July planned in Marysville

Marysville Chamber of Commerce to host celebration.

In honor of Independence Day, the Marysville Chamber of Commerce is excited about their plans for “An Old Fashioned 4th of July” in 2013.  “We hope everyone will join us to celebrate and visit,” said Brenda Staggenborg of the Marysville Chamber of Commerce.  “The day will be filled with a family fun run/walk/bike event, stories & singing, family entertainment, homemade pie, and culminate with the fireworks.”

The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. with Walk-Ride-Run 4th at the Blue River Rail Trail.  Families can participate in a 1.5 mile Run/Walk, 5K Run/Walk/Bike or 10 mile Run/Bike on the trail.  Cost to enter is $20 per person or $50.00 per family (parents & children 16 & under).  Those registering by June 20th will be guaranteed a t-shirt.  On-site registration will be available.  Entry forms are available at Marysville Health & Fitness or Marysville Chamber of Commerce or by downloadWalk-Ride-Run 4this sponsored by Blue River Rail Trail, Marysville Health & Fitness and Community Memorial Healthcare.  Music will be provided by John Price.

Need some time to cool off and have some fun with the kids?  Head to the Marysville Swimming Pool for free swimming all day on the 4th of July.  Free Swimming is sponsored by the City of Marysville.

At 3:30 p.m. the Koester House Museum will sponsor historic re-enactor Nolan Sump.  Stories from a German immigrant farm boy will be told in the Koester House Museum Gardens.  The show is aimed at children but entertaining for all ages.  Sump is a school teacher and performs at events with a tie to history.  His stories are whimsical and may be humorous.  Among his favorites is one that tells about his great-grandfather’s experiences with an errant mule team and another about the mouse that ran up his grandfather’s leg after he refused to tuck his pant legs into his boots when he entered the granary.  At the conclusion of the stories, Paul Kessinger will give a short program of guitar and singing and lead a sing-along of old tunes.

“We are very excited about the entertainment that will be in the Koester Block Park at 9th & Elm Streets from 5:30-7:30 p.m.”, said Staggenborg.  It will feature Kansas singer and songwriter Ann Zimmerman of Salina, Kansas.  Ann sings the prairie into universal language.  Her music celebrates the joy, sorrow, grandeur and silliness of life, especially life on the windy plains.  She backs her rich voice with piano, guitar and the audience itself.  Blending old and new traditions with her own award-winning songs, Ann’s concerts tell stories and paint portraits, brilliantly-colored and unexpected, sharpened by an irresistible stage presence.  She has released 3 independent recordings of her music.  Ann appears annually at the world-renowned Land Institute in central Kansas, and has entertained at festivals, farmers markets, fancy theaters, and smoky dives – singing over one hundred dates each year.  Sample Ann’s music at www.annzimmerman.com

There is no seating in the Koester Block Park, so please bring your lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the evening!

Bring your appetite with you for homemade pie and ice cream!  The Chamber of Commerce will be in Santa’s House selling homemade pie, ice cream, pop & water.  Proceeds will help pay for the evening entertainment.

The evening will culminate with the annual Fireworks Display at 9:45 p.m. at Lakeview Sports Complex.  The fireworks are sponsored by the City of Marysville.

For more information, contact Brenda Staggenborg at 785-562-3101 or 800-752-3965.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.