Celebrate Fourth of July the old-fashioned way at Lyndon

Who doesn’t like to celebrate Independence Day the good old-fashioned way? And where better to celebrate Fourth of July than the middle of Osage County – right here in Lyndon, the county seat.

The Lyndon community is inviting all to spend the day in town celebrating their freedom on July 4, or to come for the free fireworks display that evening.

The day of celebration begins at 7 a.m. with a pancake feed at the Lyndon Community Center, sponsored by the Lyndon Lions Club.

After everyone gets filled up at breakfast, the Firecracker 5K starts at 7:30 a.m., beginning at the community center. The 5K run or walk is open to all skill levels, with proceeds benefitting the Lyndon High School cross country team and Lyndon Pride.

At 10:30 a.m. the annual patriotic parade begins, with awards given for best musical act or band, best overall float or group, best walking entry, best business entry, best equestrian entry, best bicycle or wagon entry, best antique or classic car, best tractor, best police or fire vehicle, and mayor’s choice-most spirited.

Anyone who wants to be in the parade should gather at the Lyndon High School parking lot at 9:45 a.m. To register, contact Lyndon City Hall at 785-828-3146. The intersection of Sixth Street and Topeka Avenue is suggested as the best viewing spot for the parade.

Starting at 11:30 a.m. will be the old-fashioned picnic in City Park. Free watermelon will be available while it lasts, and the Masons will be selling picnic lunches 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. From 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be games for all ages, such as nail driving and more, along with prizes.

Then in the afternoon until evening, everyone is invited to cool off at the city swimming pool, with free swimming offered to all.

With everyone refreshed for the warm July evening, fireworks are scheduled to begin at dark, or around 9:45 p.m., at the Lyndon Saddle Club arena, located just north of town along U.S. Highway 75. There is plenty of room for lawn chairs and parking for all who want to watch the fireworks and celebrate Fourth of July as guests of Lyndon Pride and the city of Lyndon.

One Response to Celebrate Fourth of July the old-fashioned way at Lyndon

  1. OsageWayne says:

    That was a great fireworks show at Lyndon last night – it seemed like an up-close, personal experience.

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