Elks Hosting Their Annual 4th of July Celebration
Riverside Park in Presque will be the place where every young family will want to celebrate July 4th this year.
“Not only will the Elks Lodge be hosting its annual Independence Day Community Celebration, the City of Presque Isle will have its brand-new splash pad in operation at the south end of the park,” according to Tai Ireland Exalted Ruler of the Presque Isle Elks, Lodge #1954
As in previous years, the Elks will be grilling hot dogs, which they serve free of charge to the public, starting at 11:00 a.m. on the 4th. There will also be a variety of chips, popcorn, drinks, watermelon and shaved ice, all free of charge.
“The Good Ole Boys and Girls” featuring Paula Gura, Larry Adams, Jennifer Holmes, Ron DeMerchant, Darren McLaughlin, Kevin McLaughlin, and Shawna McLaughlin are returning by popular demand to the July 4th celebration. This group plays a variety of country, pop, and rock music and was a hit at the July 4th gathering last year.
Riverside Drive also will be the venue for the Elks’ annual July 4th car show. This show has become a popular event for car enthusiasts throughout Aroostook and western New Brunswick. As in previous years, registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. and is entirely free. Participating owners will receive a commemorative gift. Trophies will be awarded for the top vehicle in each class. A People’s Choice award and trophy for the Best in the Show will also be awarded.
“With free games and contests for young children, as well as bounce houses and the ever-popular Elks dunking booth on hand, there should be something for everybody,” Ireland stated.
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