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The Jasper’s Independence Day Celebration will be held, Saturday, July 4th at Sandy Creek Park on Marvin Hancock Drive in Jasper, Texas starting at 5:00 p.m.


The event will have lots of festival foods so come hungry: Mobil Food Concessions –fresh squeezed lemonade, Anthony Perkins Bar-B-Q, Ruddy’s Pork-a-Bobs, Here’s the Scoop Dippin’ Dots Ice-cream, Southern Comfort- hamburgers, sausage on a stick, etc., and more, Bear Country Concessions – funnel cakes, gator and boudain balls, Vasquez honey, and more! 


The festival will provide a “free” waterslide for the kids, so bring their swim suits are something to get wet in sponsored by Wall to Wall in Newton and manned by the Jasper Fire Department and Advantage Home Care, face painting by Racheal Marshall and volunteers from Advantage Home Care, and Miss Linda Gish with her balloon art. Roy James with “Heroes and Patriots” will be on location selling military memorabilia and lighted toys.


Still Crusin’ Band from Beaumont will perform at 6:00 p.m. with blues, hits, zydeco, and pop music. Renae’ Kelley, Jasper County Treasurer, again will sponsor the Watermelon Eating contest starting at 7:00 p.m. and will provide trophies to the winners and the infamous KJAS Hula Hoop Contest at 7:30 ages 4 to 12 year, and a special contest for 13 and up. The winners will receive 1st and 2nd place trophies and participation ribbons.


Special guest, DeWayne Freese from Hillcrest Baptist Church will lead the crowd in prayer at 9:25 p.m. Sound Tech Productions from Dallas will provide audio, and Craig George, Pyro-man from Campti, La. will shoot the spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.


Marvin Hancock Drive will be closed at 3:00 p.m. for traffic until after the fireworks show for food vendors and pedestrians coming the event. The new park The City of Jasper’s handicap cart will run from 5:00 p.m. from the entrance on Houston Street down to the park entrance for people that want to ride. The new park expansion will not be available to the public because of it not being completed. 


Please watch out for our children, stay hydrated, and bring a lawn chair and plenty of sunscreen.  
 

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