Commentary

BASIC MAYHEM

Start making your July 4th plans now
Kathy Cooke

July 4th is right around the corner. It’s time to wear your red, white and blue and most importantly, have a day off!

If you are looking for something to do on July 4th this year, Apache Pass is holding their 2nd annual “Bring Your Own Fireworks” (BYOF) Event.

This event is open to the public. Gates open at 3 p.m. and fireworks may be displayed starting at 9 p.m. The park will close at 11 p.m.

“Apache Pass doesn’t provide the fireworks but the public is invited to bring their own fireworks or just come and watch,” according to Lanny Worley, Apache Pass General Manager.

“You are wlecome to bring the family and grill and/or picnic under the pecan trees,” he said.

Anyone entering the park will be responsible for their own safety and will assume all risk.

“You will read and agree to all posted signage and/or handouts at gate before entering, or don’t enter,” Worley said.

The event is free at the gate but a voluntary donation of $1 per person will go to the MARC Center. There will be MARC representatives at the entrance to accept donations.

The MARC Center provides services for adults with special needs in Milam County.

Apache Pass is located at 9132 N. FM 908, Rockdale, Texas, 76567.

Another event is the City of Milano’s annual Fourth of July Parade, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Line-up for the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at MHS football field. Parade route will wind through downtown Milano, ending at the Milano Civic Center where a free hot dog lunch will be served.

Divisions for entries are:

1. bicycles and walking

2. floats

3. vintage vehicles/tractors

4. other motorized vehicles (go-carts, four wheelers, lawn mowers, etc.)

5. animals/horses/horse drawn buggies or wagons.

Plaques will be awarded to the winners in each division and also for “best overall.”

This is Milam County’s only July 4th Parade.


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