Lyndon invites all to celebrate an old-fashioned Fourth of July

As county seat and “gateway to the lakes”, Lyndon is known for its hometown hospitality. But the community especially welcomes everyone during its annual old-fashioned Independence Day celebration.

So whether you’re a local, transient traveler, or lake visitor for the holiday, on July 4, 2017, the Lyndon community is again inviting all to spend the day in town celebrating their freedom. Featured are the pancake feed, patriotic parade, town picnic in the park, games and prizes, and free cold watermelon. Then cool off a sizzling Fourth of July with a free swim at the Lyndon swimming pool.

The day of celebration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a pancake feed at the Lyndon Community Center, sponsored by the Lyndon Lions Club. The menu will be pancakes, link sausages, biscuits and sausage gravy, and eggs; with coffee, tea, orange juice, milk or water. Come enjoy breakfast before the parade. Donations accepted. After everyone gets around and has breakfast, at 10:30 a.m. the annual patriotic parade begins, with awards given for a variety of categories.

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. Near 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 Lyndon City Park. Free watermelon will be available while it lasts, and the Masons will sell lunch for the picnic 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., or families are invited to bring their own picnic favorite foods. 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.

The celebration’s finale will be a fireworks show at dark, hosted by Osage County Fire District No. 5 and held at the Lyndon Saddle Club arena north of town. Parking space and viewing area are available for all.

The community celebration is hosted by Lyndon Pride, the city of Lyndon, Osage County Fire District No. 5, and Lyndon Saddle Club. For more information, contact Lyndon City Hall at 785-828-3146.


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