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July 2, 2013

Pittsburg County celebrates the Fourth of July

McALESTER — Independence Day in Pittsburg County means a full weekend of fireworks, rodeos, dancing, parades and lots of activities.

Here is a quick run-down on the Fourth of July events to look for.

• Kiowa will celebrate on July 5 with a fireworks display in the downtown area beginning at dark.

• McAlester will celebrate on July 4 at the Southeast Expo Center. with a live band, dancing, inflatables, concessions and fireworks at dusk.

• Hartshorne will not have fireworks this year but they will have their annual rodeo for three days starting Thrusday night beginning each night at 7 p.m. T

On Saturday a parade downtown in Main Street will begin at starting at noon, concessions will be available.

• Talihina today the Choctaw Nation Health Services will sponsor  the eighth annual “Boom in the Valley.”

— 5 p.m. — concessions and live music by “Straight Shot”

— 5 to 6 p.m. —5K Rocket Run registration

— 6:30 p.m. —5K Rocket Run

— 7 p.m. —Luksi (turtle) Races

— Dark— Fireworks

• Red Oak—Beginning today the town will celebrate its 14th Annual Independence Day Celebration with worship, a patriotic patriotic program and terapin races.

The terapin races will begin at 7 p.m. along with other childrens activities followed by fire works at dusk concessions will be available.

— Friday the Classic Co-ed Softball Tournament will be held at the Red Oak Softball Field and a pet parade which will begin at 7 p.m.

Several children’s activities are set including dog races, frozen t-shirt contest and others.

— Saturday  a free breakfast at the Red Oak First Baptist Church Fellowship hall is set from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Also on Saturday is the 9th Annual Butterfield 5K Run.

Immediately following the Butterfield Run will be the Children’s Fun- K with prizes awarded to all children who participate.

There will also be free childrens activities at the Red Oak School cafeteria at 10 a.m.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as an arts, crafts and food sales will be held at the Red Oak School Cafeteria.

At 11 a.m. the Checkers Tournament will begin.

 A parade is also set for Saturday at 7:30. The line-up for the parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Red Oak gym parking lot.

At 8 p.m. the Annual Street Dance will be on the community center parking lot featuring Casey Covey from Wister will be the D.J. and furnish the music and lights.  In addition, a second street dance is set to begin at 10 p.m. featuring Marty Lloyd and“Barn Band”.

• Wilburton will celebrate on Thursday at Robbers Cave State Park, with entertainment, food vendors and inflatables for the children.

Fireworks will begin at dark at the park over Lake Carlton.

• Eufaula’s celebration on Thursday will begin at 3 p.m. and include a live band concessions, inflatables and fireworks will at the sports complex at the intersection of Indian and L Street, followed by Fireworks at dusk.

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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