INDEPENDENCE DAY NOTES

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• Rushsylvania — Saturday, July 6; parade at noon parade through downtown and ending at the village park sponsored by Rushsylvania Lions Club, trophies for most patriotic and best overall; Lions Club hosts annual chicken barbecue at the village park shelter house following parade, meal includes a half barbecued chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, roll and butter, ice tea or lemonade; activities at the park all day, fireworks at dusk by Rushcreek Fire Department.

• East Liberty — Saturday, July 6; parade at noon; afternoon activities and concessions at the park, including kids’ games hosted by East Liberty Church of Christ from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; fireworks at dusk.

• Indian Lake Beach Spectacular — Saturday, July 6, Old Field Beach; annual car show, registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., awards at 3 p.m., registration $10 with dash plaques awarded for first 50 entries; Beach Baby and Toddler Contest and Indian Lake Pageant, noon, at the stage, followed by Indian Lake’s Got Talent Contest featuring finalists from previous auditions; swimming, games, food vendors and more planned throughout the day, fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

• Belle Center — Thursday, July 4, 7:30-10:30 a.m. pancake breakfast, Richland Township Fire House; 11 a.m. co-ed volleyball tournament; noon parade; 2 p.m. kids tractor pull; 2 -7 p.m. music and more at the Shelter “House” at Township Park; 3-6 p.m. car show uptown; 8-10 p.m. Shifferly Road Band; fireworks at dusk.