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Independence Day Activities Are Planned In Area Communities

Waterville gets a jump start on Wednesday evening with entertainment and concessions. Fireworks are scheduled for dusk at Lipton ball field.

Marysville starts the fourth with a family fun run/walk/ride on the Blue River Rail Trail beginning at 9.  Pre-register at Marysville Health and Fitness, with on-site registration also available. The city will offer free swimming at the pool. Historic reenactor Nolan Sump will relive a German immigrant’s life, and Paul Kessinger will sing Thursday at 3:30 at the Koester House. Kansas singer/songwriter Ann Zimmerman will entertain at 5:30 at the Koester Block Park, and the chamber will serve homemade pie and ice cream.  Fireworks are planned at 9:45 at Lakeview Sports Complex.

Coed sand volleyball is planned in Washington Thursday, hosted by the Washington County High cheerleaders at 9, Knights of Columbus will host a free fishing contest at the city dam from 9-11, plus free swimming at the city pool 1-5. Washington Chamber of Commerce will offer concessions, and host a raffle, presenting fireworks at the ball diamond north of the rodeo arena Thursday evening around 10.

Centralia kicks off the fourth with a 5k run/walk at 8 am, free swimming at the city pool at 1, games in the park from 3-6, a parade at 7 with the theme flags, freedom and fireworks. Fireworks will be featured at Centralia Lake at dusk.

Blue rapids firemen will host a barbecue Thursday beginning at 5 at the Community Center, a duck race begins at 8, with fireworks at dusk at the Marshall County Fairgrounds.

Washington residents can discharge and purchase fireworks inside city limits through July 5th. New regulations enacted last October allow fireworks, which had previously been banned within city limits.

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