Fun, Food And Friendship July 1 At Dillon Park

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Cannon County, Town of Woodbury, City of Auburntown, and Partners are presenting the 2nd Annual Cannon Communities’ 4th of July Celebration at Dillon Park on July 1, 2011. Fun, Food, and Friendship will be available to all.

The festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the park and there will be free games, food, and live entertainment prior to the fireworks show.  

Shuttle Bus service will run from the First Baptist Church of Woodbury, Woodury First United Church, and Woodbury Funeral Home parking lots and from theWoodbury Church of Christ parking lot. The shuttle will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and will begin again after the fireworks. Handicapped parking is available at the field across from the Dillon Park.

We have a special treat this year.  The Middle Tennessee Mules Skinners will be giving wagon rides from the Courthouse square to the park. The wagon rides will begin around 5:30 p.m. and will continue to around 8:30 p.m.  

Anna, George, Jason Pittman, and J.P.’s Fine Swine BBQ will serve at least 750 hot dogs beginning around 6:00 p.m.  Smithson’s Piggly Wiggle and Dollar General Market are providing soda and water again this year. Jason Pitcock will demonstrate his knive skills while serving us watermelon.  

This year we will also be helping the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. They will selling treats to raise money for their fine charity. We will be helping to wipe out juvenile diabetes.  

We will open the ceremony with a flag ceremony and Cannon County History presentation from Boy Scout Troop 327 at 5:00 p.m.  The Jimalong Josie's Stringband will play Southern Civil War Era music and will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. The Cannon County High School Music Director will present music beginning at 7:00 p.m. We will have games for the family to play. We are preparing a special treat from children of all ages, but you need to be there to find out what it is.  The fireworks will begin after it gets dark around 9:00 p.m.

Admission is free to the public, but we are requesting that you bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Cannon County Emergency Food Bank. The Food Bank is requesting the following items: flour, sugar, cooking oil, powdered milk, instant potatoes, peaches, pinto beans, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, canned meat items, and peanut butter. If you forgot to bring a food item last year we hope that you will bring an extra donation this year.
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