For Delta County, the Independence Day weekend has many opportunities for celebrating.
The 66th Annual Cooper Rodeo will be starting the Independence Day weekend with a parade tonight starting at 7 p.m. The annual Cooper Rodeo will be held both Friday and Saturday nights featuring local artist Lauren Taylor as well as a fireworks show near the Rodeo grounds by City Park in Cooper.
Admission is $10 for adults. Children 12 years and under are $5 and children under 3 are free.
The community of Enloe will be hosting their annual Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 4.
Riding in the Annual Enloe Parade this year will be Taylor Colwell as “Miss Baby 4th of July.” She is the 7- month old daughter of Jason and Amanda Colwell of Blossom and the granddaughter of Rachel Young Jackson of Enloe.
Also riding in the parade will be Cambree King as “Little Miss Enloe 2014.” She is the 4-year old daughter of Mike and Kristi King of Enloe and the granddaughter of Larry and Donna King of Enloe and Charles and Lori Guffey of Lake Creek.
Jerry “Jace” and Susan Carrington have been named as this year’s Enloe Parade Grand Marshalls.
The parade begins at 5 p.m. in downtown Enloe. The Board of Directors of Enloe Community Center hosts this annual event and furnishes hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken, etc. Guests are invited to bring any side dishes, chips, cookies, and soft drinks. While there is no cost to those attending, donations are graciously accepted to help defray costs.
The community will be providing inflatable waterslides, water balloons and obstacle courses for the children. Parents are reminded to bring towels and extra clothing.
The Klondike Volunteer Fire Department will be joining The Church of Klondike for the annual Independence Day Celebration for a fundraiser on Saturday, July 5 starting at noon with lunch spanning all afternoon to dusk for fireworks show.
The Department will be selling a hamburger and/or hotdog meal for only $5 per person. The meal includes a choice of hamburger or hotdog, chips, drink and dessert and the proceeds benefit the KVFD.
The Department is hoping to see a visit from the medical helicopter again this year for a special “show and tell” presentation.
The meal will be followed with free carnival games and prizes for children and horseshoes and volleyball for adults and children. All the games are free to the public.
At dark (or approximately 8:30 p.m.) the show will be begin and continues for about 30 minutes. The volunteers provide a lengthy fireworks display performed in the open field near the Church for all in attendance. Citizens are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets for an evening of fellowship and fun.