Crossroads celebrations planned
Several area cities are planning July Fourth celebrations.
AUSTWELL - Austwell Volunteer Fire Department fish fry, dance and fireworks show; 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Heard Park, $7 for plates, plates have fried fish, cole slaw, hush puppies, beans and tea; dance and live music from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.; 10 p.m., fireworks show at park; call 361-286-3523
CUERO - Grace Episcopal Church Family Fun Carnival, 9:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. July 4, at Cuero Municipal Park, Young Patriots Parade, cake walk, face painting, inflatables, dunking booth, duck pond, fishing, cookie decorating, train rides, country store, watermelon seed spittin' contest, hula hoop contest, egg toss contest, concessions, plant sale, bucket auction and a raffle. Food drive for CAMAL House food bank. Anyone bringing a food item to donate gets a chance at a prize drawing. Admission to the carnival, parade, contests and some activities are free of charge. Tickets for most booths and concessions are 50 cents each and bucket auction tickets are $1 each. Proceeds will benefit the Grace Episcopal Church Repair and Renovation Fund, Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, Habitat for Humanity of Cuero and Keep Cuero Beautiful. For more information, call 361-275-3423, 361-275-0655 or 361-275-3643.
That evening: concert and fireworks, 6-8 p.m. - Tommy Schlein sings Golden Oldies. 9 p.m. - Fireworks, all in the park.
GOLIAD - Coleto Creek Park will host the annual July 4th Fireworks Display over the reservoir toward the park. Fireworks start at dark, estimated at 9:30 p.m. Park entry for the event is $10 per vehicle.
BAYSIDE - Fourth of July parade and firework show; parade, 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4; route goes from First Street to Copano Bay City Park; pot luck 5 p.m.; live music throughout evening with firework show on Gin Road at dusk.
WOODSBORO - Lion's Club Fourth of July parade and celebration parade, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4; route goes from Woodsboro High School to town square; live music, children's games, food and crafts vendors, live auction and drawing until 3 p.m. There will be no firework show.
POINT COMFORT - The 11th annual Point Comfort Bash at the Bay, sponsored by the City of Point Comfort and the Point Comfort Volunteer Fire Department, beginning 6 p.m. Saturday, July 6, in the city park. A free pool party will be from 6-8:30 p.m. and vendors in the park. Fireworks show will be at dark.
PORT O'CONNOR - Port O'Connor Fireworks display, free, at dusk Saturday, July 6, at King Fisher Beach.
EDNA - The Antique Tractor Show, Brackenridge Park & Campground, Saturday, July 6, will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Antique Tractor Parade will start at 3 p.m. where the tractors will be driven through the park and campground.
For more information on the Antique Tractor Show and Parade contact Melvin Gerdes at 361-782-1451.
The fireworks display will follow at dusk on Saturday evening.
Free parking for the event will tractor show and fireworks available in field across from Harry Hafernick Rec Center.
SHINER - 34th annual Half Moon Holidays, Green-Dickson Park. Friday and Saturday. Friday, carnival and dance to DJ music, vendors; Saturday - 10:30 a.m. parade, 5K, 10K, kids run, washer tournament, pie auction, live music starts at 3 p.m. with headliner the Trevor Cole Band at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks at sunset. For more information call 361- 798-6463.