Wednesday, July 2, 2014

4th of July celebrations in Providence, Sebree planned

J-E News Editor
Webster County residents are prepping for this Friday’s 4th of July Celebrations. 

The 34th-annual Sebree Chamber of Commerce Firecracker Run will be held at  Sebree Springs Park on Friday morning. There will be a 10K run at 7:30 a.m. and a 5K at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Entry fee is $15 per race and $5 for the Fun Run. Free T-shirts for all participants in 10K and 5K. For a run form, contact bob Hardison at P.O. Box 156, Sebree KY 42455 or email at
The Providence Tourism Commission has announced plans for this year’s July 4th events in Providence. This year’s celebration will get under way at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 4, and will feature live music starting at 4:00 and lasting until the end of the night.
From 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., “The Sweet Beats” will bring ‘50 years of Beatlemania’ to Providence. The four members of this band, dressed in original Beatles costumes and equipped with authentic era instruments, will recreate Beatlemania by performing many of the band’s hits.
From 7:00 p.m. until the end of the night, the country, southern rock and blues band ‘Six Toed Cuz’n” will take the stage. The band’s roster includes some names local people might recognize, including singer David Oldham, lead guitarist Casey Majors, bassist Jon Gunn, guitarist Chris Dickerson, drummer Chris Sivells and background singer Pam Majors.
The event will also include various food and vendor booths throughout the afternoon and night, and free give-aways. There will also be a number of inflatables for the kids, including: a 40 foot obstacle course; the Jupiter Jump inflatable; a 3-in-1 Combo inflatable (includes bouncer, slide and a basketball goal); the Superman slide inflatable; and a 13’x13’ bouncy house.
The fireworks display is scheduled to be set off at around 9:00 p.m.
The Providence Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a cornhole tournament during the festivities. There will be free play from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Teams wishing to participate in the tournament must be registered no latter that 6:00 p.m.
VFW Post 5484/Ladies Auxiliary is hosting it’s annual 4th of July Celebration starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. They will have barbecue and ask that all members bring a covered dish or desert. They will also be holding a cornhole tournament, starting at 8:00 p.m., with registration ending at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

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