NORTH LEWISBURG – The North Lewisburg Fire Association will hold the Fireworks Celebration and Softball Tournament July 8 at the community park.
Leading up to the fireworks show at dark, the community will offer various family events at the North Lewisburg Community Park throughout the day.
One of big activities during the day is the softball tournament, held with the help of the Triad Jr. Baseball and Softball Association. Teams may still sign up the day of the event, but will need to contact Andrew Teets at 937-844-7254. It is $225 to join if not sanctioned.
Weather permitting, there will be bounce houses for children along with a dunk tank for fun. In addition, there will be a petting zoo in the afternoon if the weather permits it.
Live bands, featuring Ran-dee Ratliff and B & S Band, will perform 3-7 p.m., then a DJ will play music until the fireworks celebration is finished.
A cakewalk will take place around 5 p.m. Donations will help fund the fireworks for next year’s celebration.
Food and craft vendors can set up at 10 a.m. Any vendor is allowed and can meet with one of the event organizers at 10 a.m. to be directed where to set up. It is $20 for craft vendors and $50 for food vendors for each spot at the park.
This year, the Champaign County Community Health Improvement Plan is sponsoring the North Lewisburg Community Health Event at the park that same day. From noon to 5 p.m., medical personnel will give free health screenings, including sport physicals and vision screenings. The Health District will offer back-to-school immunizations to students k-12. For the immunizations, the Health District requests a copy of the student’s current shot records and insurance card if the student has one. With or without insurance, no one will be turned away if unable to pay for the vaccinations.
The North Lewisburg Fire Association expressed appreciation to the community, the village of North Lewisburg and the Triad Jr. Baseball and Softball League for allowing the day to happen.
“We wouldn’t be able to do it if it weren’t for the community’s support and donations,” said Michael Colwell of the fire association.
Shane Black is a regular contributor to this newspaper.