Woodward, Okla. —
Additional communities have announced their 4th of July celebration schedules.
The communities of Shattuck and Vici have a number of family fun events planned for our nation's birthday on Thursday.
The Shattuck Chamber of Commerce has a busy day planned for the "Shattuck Firemen's Fourth," starting with the FFA Color Run at 8 a.m. and the bike races at 10 a.m. Both events will be held at the walking trails.
Then there will be a variety of fun kids' contests and games in the park starting at 11 a.m., including a toddler sand dig for children 4 and under at noon.
The cheer moms will hold a hot dog and hamburger lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The fun will continue with a "Flip 'n' Dive Contest" at the city pool at 1 p.m. along with free swim until 6 p.m., sponsored by the Town of Shattuck.
At 2 p.m., registration will open for the turtle races, which will begin at 2:30 p.m.
The contests will continue with a hot dog eating contest for all ages at 3:30 p.m.
All ages can then enjoy a variety of carnival games starting at 4 p.m., including a dunk tank, bounce house and face painting.
The Shattuck firemen will then offer a barbecue dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
A variety of entertainment will be offered to accompany the meal, including pageants for young girls and boys at 5 p.m. and the Shattuck's Got Talent show at 6 p.m.
Other events throughout the day will include a performance by the Rhythm Alley dancers, FFA Duck Races, an AirEvac helicopter fly over, free sno cones, a TSA raffle drawing, performances by the All Stars Cheer & Dance campers, and a photo booth.
The evening will conclude with the fireworks show at dark at Indian Field.
The Vici Lion's Club will mark a milestone with its 2013 Independence Day Celebration, as this will be the 35th year for the club to hold the event.
Activities will begin at 6 p.m. with a flag ceremony.
Then the fun and games will start with a horseshoe tournament and a variety of kids games, including turtle races, bicycle races, baby crawl, foot races, sack and three-legged races, and an egg toss. Adults can even join in with some of these activities, including the sack races.
For those 13-years-old and over, there will also be a "marathon race," where they must complete a series of challenges from pushing a partner in a wheelchair to donning a firefighting uniform, according to Erica Morris with The Vici Vision.
The games will then end with the big tug-o-war competitions, where the Vici volunteer firemen will be on hand to soak the losers.
Then once it's dark enough, all the lights at the field will be turned off, so that families can enjoy the Lion's Club's traditional fireworks display.