Westport Parade to hand out awards

DENVER – The Westport Fourth of July Parade begins at 10 a.m. July 4 at Fairview United Methodist Church and ends at the Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake with an awards ceremony.

Prizes will go to best decorated float, tricycle (up to age 6), bicycle (ages 7-13), costume (boy and girl up to  age 13), skateboarder, automobile and pet, among others.

Children can also play on a giant slide and jumpy house.

Veterans are encouraged to call Patti Dugan at 704-483-3856 to be honored during the parade.

Call 704-489-6099 to help with the parade or 704-966-0207 to help with food.


Lincolnton downtown festival includes parade, fireworks

LINCOLNTON – The City of Lincolnton and Lincoln County Parks and Recreation are organizing a free festival, parade and fireworks on the Fourth of July.

The festival starts at 6:30 p.m. at the 100 block of North Academy Street. It will include children’s activities, such as a rock-climbing wall, face painting, inflatable slides and a hula-hoop competition.

The parade begins at 8:30 p.m. at the corner of Seder and East Main streets. Participants will line up at the Fifth Third Bank parking lot.

Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. at Lincolnton High School.

Details: 704-736-8980.