the 4th of July in style
County residents wont have to drive far to find fabulous
fireworks and festivities to celebrate the Fourth of July this
The 10th annual Ripley County Chamber Night United We Stand
will offer a variety of entertainment for the entire family at
the Ripley County Fairgrounds Park in Osgood Friday night, July
The event will get underway at 4 p.m. with flea markets, crafters,
antiques, food and ice cream booths. There will be a bicycle parade
sponsored by the Osgood Beautification Committee. There will also
be various local groups performing music until the fireworks are
set off at dark.
The fireworks at the Osgood event are sponsored by the Gilmore
& Golda Reynolds Foundation and will be set off by the Osgood
Volunteer Fire Department.
For more information or to rent a booth, call the chamber office
On Friday, July 2 there will be an Ice Cream social at the Milan
First Baptist Church from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. to kick off Milans
weekend of celebrations.
Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4 a Party in the Park event
will take place at the Daren Baker Memorial Park in Milan.
Festivities in the park will include games, face painting, food
booths, corn hole tournaments, youth baseball tournament, and
beer gardens. There will be a silent auction and split the pot
throughout the event.
Live music will be offered with The Renegades, Splurge, Rural
Route 2, Inner Soul, 3 Day Rule and Skallywags performing.
Booth space is still available. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday morning, July 3, an all-you-can-eat breakfast will be
offered from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Milan Methodist Church.
This will be followed by the Milan Lions Club Parade at 11:00
a.m. where Mike Alloway will be the Grand Marshall.
Alloway is described as being a beloved fixture in the Milan
community and beyond. He has been involved with the Milan
Volunteer Fire Department since May of 1992 and is also a First
Responder. He has been elected President of the department several
times and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant.
The son of Lucille Cindy Alloway and the late Walter
Alloway, Mike graduated, and has lived and worked in Milan all
of his life. He graduated from Milan High School in 1982 and obtained
a Bachelors of Business Administration in 1986 from Indiana State
Alloway and his wife, Diane (Laws) were married in 1987 and have
four children: Lacee, Kady, Kirby, and Logan. The girls graduated
from Milan High School and are currently attending Ivy Tech. Logan
will be a freshman at Milan High School.
Starting in the car business in 1988 with Chris Volz Motors, Alloway
is known by a lot of people. He is now the General Manager of
Whitewater Motors, formerly known as Baker Motor Company.
Organizers of the parade say Milan is proud to have someone of
Alloways character in Milan. He is intensely dedicated to
the fire department and any community endeavor in the town he
Alloway and his wife, Diane, will lead the parade that is open
for anyone to participate in. There is same day registration with
the parade lining up at 9:30 a.m. at the Milan High School. Trophies
will be given out for the top three float entries. There is no
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Milan Volunteer Fire Department will
be serving Pulled Pork Dinners.
You are invited to visit the Milan 54 Museum and review
the exciting new changes.
A spectacular display of fireworks will be shown at 10:00 p.m.
on Saturday. The rain date for the fireworks is July 4.
Saturday night another spectacular fireworks display will be shown
for those who want to visit the Versailles State Park. The display
will be at dark with free entry to the park that evening. Bring
your lawns chairs or blankets and stretch out under the stars
with nature to see the colorful bursts of fireworks that will
be set off by the Versailles Volunteer Fire Department.
If youre celebrating the Fourth of July at home this year,
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