November 26, 2014

Williston’s Independence Day celebration

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SATURDAY, JULY 2
6 p.m. – FAMILY BIKE RACES
Williston Community Park Field House
• Registration begins at 6 p.m.
• Races begin at 6:45 p.m.
• These family-oriented races take place within the park and will include Slowest bike race, Scooter race, Kids races, Family race and Adult race.

SUNDAY, JULY 3
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Williston Central School Gym
6 p.m. – FIRECRACKER 5K FUN RUN
Williston Community Park Field House
• Registration begins at 4:45 p.m.
• Race begins at 6 p.m.
• Cost is $8 (includes T-shirt)
• Categories include Male and Female, with age groups of under 12, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ and family
• Awards will be announced and given out during the band break at the Ice Cream Social
7 p.m. – TOWN BAND CONCERT AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Village Green
Join the Williston Historical Society for its annual ice cream social as the town band plays its first concert of the summer season.

MONDAY, JULY 4
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Williston Central School Gym
10 a.m. – INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
Route 2, Johnson’s Farm to Old Stage Road
Theme: “We The People”
Grand Marshal: Terry Macaig
Parade float organizer: Tony Lamb
Judges stand: Town Hall
Prizes: Best neighborhood entry, Best business entry, Best theme, Best community organization or group, Best church, Best band, Best entry with music, Best individual, Best entry with children, Judges’ favorite car, Judges’ favorite tractor, Judges’ award
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW
Williston Central School Front Lobby
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – FOOD VENDORS
Village Green
• Hamburgers from Williston-Richmond Rotary
• Hot dogs from Williston Boy Scout Troop 692
• Popcorn from Williston Girls Softball League
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE
Williston Fire Department
Stop by the firehouse and check out the facility.
11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. – FEDERATED CHURCH CHICKEN DINNER
Williston Central School cafeteria
• Eat in or take out. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m., can also be purchased the night before at the ice cream social; $6 for children or chicken only; $10 for adults.
• Menu: 1/2 chicken, coleslaw, rolls, cranberry sauce, cupcakes, lemonade, milk or coffee
12:30 p.m. – PARADE AWARDS PRESENTATION
The Bandstand on the Village Green
12:35 p.m. – 1 p.m. – CHILDREN’S GAMES
The Village Green
1 p.m. – FROG JUMPING CONTEST
The Village Green
7 p.m. – MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT
Allen Brook School
Entertainment includes SuperSounds DJ, food vendors, glow necklaces, a bounce castle and more.

Very limited parking will be available at Allen Brook. A shuttle bus will be operating from Williston Central School for folks traveling from the village. Please take advantage of the shuttle to eliminate the parking crunch at Allen Brook. The shuttle will begin at 7 p.m. and will continue until shortly before the fireworks begin and will begin returning shortly after the fireworks are complete.
9:30 p.m. – FIREWORKS
Fireworks will begin at dark.
ALL DAY– Free entrance to Lake Iroquois for Williston residents.

For more information on any of the Fourth of July activities, visit the town Web site at www.Town.Williston.vt.us or contact The Williston Parks and Recreation Department at 878-1239 or [email protected]

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