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June 30, 2013

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Woodward, Okla. — LOTS TO ENTERTAIN

But Newton said some of the highlights of this year's 4th of July Celebration will be the entertainment performances.

For example, she said some new performers this year include a group of men from Lumberjack Enterprises, out of Minnesota.

These lumberjacks will be showing off their skills during three 30-minute performances throughout the day, she said.  The shows are scheduled for 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., on the northwest side of the lake in the area where the old swimming pool used to be.

"Basically it will be like the all American lumberjack shows that you see on television.  They're even going to bring a 10,000 gallon water tank and show how to do logrolling," Newton said, noting "it's pretty amazing."

They will also be holding an interactive camp at 4:15 p.m., where the public can try their hand at logrolling themselves, she said.

To learn more about the lumberjacks and get an idea of what their shows involve, visit their website at

Another new performer for this year includes Loop Rawlins, who is a professional trick roper.  He will be holding a wild west show at 9:15 p.m. at the band shell.

Newton said that one reason Rawlins' show is slated so late in the evening, is because "he has this one trick where he lights his rope on fire."

"That's why we wanted to do his show at night, so we could get all the lights and the full effect," she said.

However, she can't guarantee that he will be able to perform the fire rope trick, but she said his performance should be breathtaking nonetheless.

"He just finished a stint with Cirque du Soleil and everyone knows how amazing Cirque du Soleil is and how talented you have to be to perform with them," Newton said.

While excited about these outside performers, Newton said that the 4th Celebration is also "about trying to showcase the community."

That is why several local performers will also be taking to the stage at the band shell to entertain the crowd between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

These local entertainers include Miss Cinderella Julia Benbrook, Miss Woodward Amanda Covalt, Miss Woodward Talent Winner Brittany Roberts, and the Boomer Drumline and Color Guard.

But of course the big entertainment for the evening, as always, will be the fireworks display, which will end the day of celebration with a bang around 10 p.m.

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