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June 30, 2013

Crystal Beach main site for holiday events

Woodward, Okla. — Turtle races, firecrackers, food and fun.  There's only one thing that can bring all these things together, Woodward's 4th of July Celebration in the Park.

Jennifer Newton, event coordinator with Woodward Conventions and Visitors Bureau, said this year's 4th of July Celebration will be even "bigger and better" than years past.

"I remember when I was a little girl, the place to be on the 4th of July was Crystal Beach Park.  We just want to bring that back," Newton said.  "That's why we try to grow it every year, because we want to make it something bigger and better so we can bring back people to make those memories with their families."

This year's celebration will include a wide variety of activities, from events that have become long-held traditions, to popular returning events and even a few brand new events.

FIRECRACKER RUN

This Independence Day festivities will kick off with the annual Firecracker 5K Run, which has been held by the Woodward High School Cross Country Team on Independence Day for the past 4 or 5 years.

To pre-register for the race, contact Cross Country Coach Ashley Stout by calling (580) 819-3548.

Stout said you can also register for the event on the day of, starting at 6:45 a.m., but you can save a few dollars off the entry fee by registering in advance.

Proceeds from the entry fees will go to benefit the cross country team, helping to offset some of the team's transportation and lodging costs and entry fees when participating in regional and state meets.

The registration table and race start line will be located along Temple Houston Dr. between the water park and Fuller Park.  The race will begin around 7 a.m.

Trophies will be presented to the man and woman with the best times, and medals will be awarded to the top finishers in different age groups.

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