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|Long weekend on tap; Freedom Fest at Park|
With the 4th of July falling on a Friday this year, many citizens are looking forward to a long weekend. All government offices and buildings will be closed Friday, as well as area banks and many businesses.
For those looking for a traditional holiday celebration, the Winnsboro-Franklin Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Freedom Fest. The event begins at 10 a.m. Friday at Davis Park with a children's parade. Youngsters are invited to decorate their bicycles and riding toys in a patriotic theme for the event.
This year's event is coordinated by Emily Arnold, and will include several contests such as pie-baking, watermelon seed-spitting, horseshoe throwing and children's coloring.
"This is a family-oriented event and we just want families to come to the park for a couple of hours to celebrate our country's independence," said chamber president Kevin Cobb.
Local musicians will provide the entertainment and area veterans will be recognized. There will also be food and soft drinks available.
The event ends around noon and is free and open to the public.
On Saturday, July 5, Nolie Norman Park will be dedicated in Wisner. The event, presented by the police jury, begins at 11 a.m. and the public is invited to attend.
For more information, call Elizabeth Norman at 724-7590.
Dixie Youth Boys State Machine Pitch Tournament is July 3 through 6 in Minden. The Dixie Girls will compete in a tournament in Oak Grove on Saturday, July 5. Dixie Boys also begin tournament action in Winnsboro on Saturday
The following will be closed on Friday, July 4:
• Franklin Parish Court-house
• Winnsboro City Hall
• Wisner City Hall
• Gilbert City Hall
• Baskin City Hall
• City swimming pools
• Franklin Parish Library
• The Franklin Sun
• Winnsboro State Bank
• Franklin State Bank
• Citizens Progressive Bank
• Progressive Bank