July Fourth festivities planned

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Independence Day celebrations are planned in Boykins, Sedley and Windsor during the next few days.

Boykins leads the area with a celebration planned for Sunday at Raymond Parker Park. The event begins at 4 p.m., with rides, a magician, games, horseback rides, food, a three-legged race, face painting and more. The fireworks begin at dusk.

Sedley and Windsor both will hold their Independence Day events on July 4.

The Sedley celebration begins at noon, with a horseshoe tournament (sign-up from 11 a.m. to noon) and continues with a basketball tournament at 1:30 p.m. (sign up from noon to 1 p.m.).

A veterans’ celebration, sponsored by the Sedley Woman’s Club, will be held at the Sedley Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 1 p.m., and a parade starts at 3 p.m. on Peachtree Avenue.

A 4 p.m. flag-raising by local Boy Scouts will lead off a brief program that will include the National Anthem, sung by Cecil Edwards, and an invocation by the Rev. Samuel Buck Jr. of St. John A.M.E. Zion Church.

Barton’s Museum will be open from noon to 5 p.m., except during the parade, and there will be music by Coast 2 Coast Entertainment with Wayne Cook, as well as a performance by the Rhythm Sensations cloggers at 7 p.m.

Three softball games will highlight the evening’s pre-fireworks events.

At 5:30 p.m., there will be a 3rd-to-1st Backwards Softball game; the Sedley and Hunterdale fire departments will compete at 6:30; and a co-ed game will be held at 7:30.

Sedley’s fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

The Windsor Fourth of July Festivities begin at 7 p.m., with a picnic at Robinson Park on Duke Street, sponsored by the Town of Windsor, the Windsor Ruritan Club, the Windsor Woman’s Club and Isle of Wight County. Participating families are asked to bring a dessert to share, along with lawn chairs. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed.

Windsor’s fireworks begins at 9:30 p.m.