Step back in time with the Wichita County Heritage Society this Fourth of July. It’s time to bring out your red, white, and blue as we honor America with the Kell House’s 33rd Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration and “Most Patriotic” Parade on July 4.
The festivities begin with an open registration for the “Most Patriotic” Parade at 8:15 a.m. at the corner of 9th and Ohio. Entry is free and first and second place ribbons will be awarded in each of four categories: Children 0-6, children 7-12, antique car and specialty.
The parade will begin at 9 a.m., following 9th Street from Ohio up the hill to Bluff Street, ending at the Kell House Museum. Spectators are invited to line up along the parade route to cheer on their favorite entries and wave to local dignitaries, Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam.
After the parade, the Kell House will host an old-fashioned salute to America, complete with the presentation of award winners, the Pledge of Allegiance, and more. Then let the games begin. A cake walk, face painting, and yard games are just some of the fun to be had from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Be sure to stop by the Kona Ice truck to cool off. Space is still available for non-profits interested in running an activity booth. For more information on this free celebration and how you can get involved, please contact the Kell House Museum at 723-2712.