Hundred Plans July 4 Festivities
Independence Day might still be a few weeks away, but the Town of Hundred is not wasting any time planning its annual celebration, slated for Saturday, July 2.
There is guaranteed to be something for everyone, as activities are planned from morning until evening, starting with check-in for parade entries at 8:30 a.m. Those who wish to place an entry in the parade are encouraged to contact Amber Hostutler, 304-775-2688; Brittany Varner, 304-775-1765; Lisa Bock, 304-775-7431, or Chip Goff at 304-775-2130.
The parade will start at Hundred High School at 11 a.m., ending at Hundred Ball Field. This year’s grand marshals are Barb Brasher and Marilyn Thomas.
Special guest DJ Kirby will be playing music for the festivities, and entries for the parade will be announced at the caution light.
At 11:50 a.m. the American Legion Post #120 Legionnaires will conduct the flag raising. The HHS band will follow with the National Anthem. Mark Poe will offer opening prayer at 12:05 p.m.
Following opening ceremonies, a car show will be held in the field next to the football school board. If the field is muddy, the area in front of Hundred’s swimming pool will be reserved. Entry fee is $5, and trophies will be given to the top five entries and Best of Show. Trophies are decided by the entries of the car.
The Little Mister and Miss Liberty pageants, along with the Cutest Little Puppy Contest will be held from 12:10-1:10 p.m., approximately, followed by music performed by Cody Western at 1:15 p.m. The always-popular “Virgil’s Games” will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. A horseshow pitching contest will be held at 2 p.m., followed by a basketball shooting contest at 2:30 p.m. A corn hole tournament will be held at 5 p.m. ($2 entry fee)
The Candids will offer up entertainment from 2:25-2:55 p.m., followed by music by Garrett Saurborn at 3:05 p.m.
A log sawing contest will take place at 3 p.m., followed by lawn mower races at 4 p.m. Those participating in the latter are reminded to wear a helmet. Chains on tires are prohibited, and the tractor must have a deck. Also, those participating in the lawn mower races must ride their tractors to the parade, as there is no room at the field for trucks and other hauling equipment.
Classes in the lawn mower races are as follows: Class One, up to 15 HP; and Class Two, 15HP and up.
KK Miller will offer musical entertainment at 4:15 p.m., followed by Hundred Miles From Nowhere at 5:10 p.m. The popular musical group will entertain leading up to the annual fireworks display.
Other activities during the day include: cow patty bingo, 50/50, apple pie contest, and flying chicken contest.
To set up a food stand, please call Joe or Jo Ann Seckman at 304-775-5061. Cost is $10.
All other vendors are to call Amber Hostutler at 304-775-2686. Cost is $10.