Celebrating Independence Day
Groesbeck residents might notice a slight change in the annual July 4th activities this year as many of the annual festivities are not taking place including the annual 4th of July parade. However, there are still some local events and the Groesbeck fireworks display to celebrate with.
‘We The People of Groesbeck’ will host their 2nd Annual Veterans Ride on Sunday, July 4 at 10:30 a.m at 201 S. Waco St in Groesbeck.
They will celebrate our independence by riding through the streets and neighborhoods of Groesbeck. Anyone wanting to join the ride is welcome. They will begin gathering at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the route, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer. Groesbeck attorney Michelle Latray along with other local defense attorneys will read the Declaration of Independence before the ride to begin promptly at 11 a.m.
Activities for the kids including free hot dogs, “dunk a biker”, photo booth, bounce house, and games will be directly after the ride.
They will also be selling t-shirts and other merchandise, Donations taken will go to the group to help aid our local veterans.
The annual Groesbeck 4th of July Fireworks display will take place on Sunday night at dusk in the Groesbeck City Park — Sports Complex Area.
The local fireworks show is staged by Jay’s Fireworks of which Jay and Jean Smith are the owners. The Smiths have conducted the local fireworks show for many years and are greatly appreciated by the local people.
The Groesbeck 4th of July fireworks show is sponsored by the City of Groesbeck and the Groesbeck Chamber of Commerce.
As a reminder, the use of fireworks inside the city limits of Groesbeck is prohibited. According to a Groesbeck City ordinance, it is unlawful for any person, persons, firm, or corporation to manufacture, sell, offer for sale or store fireworks with the city limits as well as discharge or explode fireworks with the city limits, except by pyrotechnic displays, which must have a permit from the fire marshal and which must hold a current license from the state.
Down the road, in Kosse, they will also be celebrating Independence Day with a fireworks show at the Kosse City Park. There will be water slides for the kids, hamburgers, hotdogs, and goodies for all at the pavilion. The fireworks show will start at about 9:00 p.m.
Please stay safe and have a happy 4th of July!