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Fourth of July festivities 2013

2013-06-28T00:00:00Z 2013-06-28T00:31:02Z Fourth of July festivities 2013 Helena Independent Record
June 28, 2013 12:00 am


Fourth of July Fly-in at Townsend Airport

Planes and ultra lights from all over the state of Montana will gather at the Townsend Flight Festival once again for this year’s Fourth of July celebration in Townsend.

Breakfast will be served for those that fly in or drive in. Airplanes of various vintages will be on display in the tie-down area. Airplanes under construction will also be available to view. The EAA chapter of Helena will sponsor free airplane rides for children ages 7-17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a licensed EAA pilot. Parental permission must be signed before a flight can be done.

A courtesy car is available for pilots that fly in and want to go into Townsend for the city’s Fourth of July activities. Other rides into town will also be available. There is a pilot’s lounge and picnic area. Airplane fuel is also available. Live music will be performed on the field. Breakfast is from 8 to 11 a.m. For more information contact Neil at Bueno Aviation, 266-5400.

Old Fashioned Fourth of July in the Park

The Townsend Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a potluck picnic with hamburgers and hot dogs for $3 in the city park. Sodas and other drinks are available. Bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share with others. Games and prizes for children. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contact Mary Alice at 266-4101 for more information.

East Helena


The Fourth of July Prickly Pear Fireworks show in East Helena will be held at the former ASARCO smelter after sundown. Donations support this annual show and this year there was a drop in support. Donations are needed to support this free community celebration. Send checks, payable to Prickly Pear Fireworks, to P.O. Box 383, East Helena, MT 59635.


Redneck Olympics

Thursday, July 4, at noon, there will be old-fashioned games at participating establishments in Lincoln for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is available at Lincoln eateries and watering holes, or at 11 a.m. at the Pit Stop on the day of the games. Registration is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Proceeds will be used to send Lincoln graduates onto higher learning. Contact Michele at 438-0005 or Erin at 431-7547 for more information, or visit

Dynamite Dash

The Dynamite Dash will be held in Lincoln Thursday, July 4. This event features a 10k at 8 a.m., 5k at 9:30 a.m. and 1 mile race at 10 a.m. Runners must pre-register. Registration for adults is $25; cost for children 10 to 15 years of age is $15 and children under 10 are free. Registration includes a T-shirt. Day-of registration is $35. Day-of registrants may not get a T-shirt. Races will start at Wind Turbine Tools. Race packets can be picked up Wednesday, July 3, at 5:30 p.m. at the Wind Turbine Toos office, 129 Sucker Creek Road. Packets can also be picked up there on the day of the race at 7 a.m. All proceeds go to LVCC Scholarship fund for graduating seniors of Lincoln High School.

To register, call Michele Kegel at 438-0005 or email


The Friends of the Fourth of July invite the public to a Fourth of July parade down Main Street in Boulder at noon, followed by a party at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds with live music by Insufficient Funds, food, games, a dunking booth, waterslide and rides on the carousel.

The Boulder Kiwanis club has organized a community Fourth of July fireworks display, which will be set off between 10 and 10:30 p.m. View from Veterans Park.

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