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Oakboro’s 4th of July Celebration kicks off Friday night

Oakboro will be a hoppin’ place Friday night.

Not only is it the fourth Friday of the month, when the town’s classic car Cruise-In occurs, it also begins the 61st Annual Oakboro 4th of July Celebration.

“We have lots of events going on. It’s always fun for the whole family,” said Wes Tucker, who serves as emcee for events such as the talent competition on Monday night and the Miss Stanly County Fire Queen Pageant on the morning of July 4.

For the latter, Tucker said it is the biggest fire queen competition in years, with 11 young ladies signed up to represent fire departments across the county.

Something new as far as carnival rides go is armbands will be sold for $18 each day except July 4, Tucker said.

Armbands allow for unlimited rides.

More information previewing the Stanly County Fire Queen Pageant will appear in the Weekend Edition of The Stanly News & Press.

Schedule of Events

Friday

6 p.m. — B&K Carnival on the Midway (Armband Night)

6 p.m. — Firefighter Competition

7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Talent show sign-ups at Oakboro Fire Department

8:30 p.m. — Darrell Harwood (Free concert)

11:30 p.m. — Celebration ends for the day

Saturday

6 p.m. — B&K Carnival on the Midway (Armband Night)

6 p.m. — Little Miss 4th of July Pageant

8:30 p.m. — Sea Cruz with Dino, Mollie, and Allie (Free Concert)

11:30 p.m. — Celebration ends for the day

Sunday

6 p.m. — Community Worship Service at First Baptist Church of Oakboro

Monday

6 p.m. — B&K Carnival on the Midway (Armband Night)

7 p.m. — Local Talent Showcase

9 p.m. — Valhalla Band (Free Concert)

11:30 p.m. — Celebration ends for the day

Tuesday

6 p.m. — B&K Carnival on the Midway (Armband Night)

8:30 p.m. The Embers featuring Craig Woolard (Free Concert)

11:30 p.m. — Celebration ends for the day

Wednesday

6 p.m. — B&K Carnival on the Midway (Armband Night)

8:30 p.m. Blackwater Rhythm and Blues (Free Concert)

11:30 p.m. — Celebration ends for the day

Thursday

9 a.m. — 61st Annual 4th of July Parade

11 a.m. — B&K Carnival on the Midway
— Opening Ceremonies; remarks by Mayor Joyce Little; invocation; National Anthem by Miss Stanly County Lauren Egan; Pledge of Allegiance and flag raising.
— Miss Stanly Fire Queen Pageant
— Barbecue lunch at the fire department (dine-in or carryout)

2 p.m. — Midway Closes

5 p.m. — Midway Opens

8:30 p.m. — The Tonez (Free)

10:30 p.m. — Raffle Drawing

TBA — Fireworks Celebration