Hundred will hold its annual Independence Day Celebration Saturday.
As usual, the events begin with a parade through town beginning at 10 a.m. Anyone - individual, business, or organization-who wants to be in the parade simply needs to show up at the Hundred High School area by 9:30 a.m.
The parade will include vintage cars that will be on display at the field.
Melissa Hayes will sing the National Anthem for the flag raising ceremony, which will be followed by the crowning of royalty (see page 7A for more information on that event). Live musical entertainment includes Hundred Miles From Nowhere and Barbara Lynn and The Silver Eagle Band.
Of course there will be various food vendors, but for those who think they can really put away the food, there will be a hot dog eating contest after the first band performance. The winner will receive $25 cash.
Other contests include, of course, Virgil Wilkins' games like turtle races, relay races and more; a men's horseshoe pitching tournament at the playground; a cornhole tournament; and a Cinch tournament at the pavilion.
The day will be punctuated by fireworks over Hundred. In the event that the weather on Saturday is not suitable for fireworks, they will be postponed to July 8, at dark.