Governor Noem makes appearance at Lennox’s Old Fashioned Fourth



Lennox is well-known for their annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July event.

This year the holiday stretched into Monday, as the Lennox Commercial Club hosted all of the “main events” on Monday, July 5th. This is how it has been historically done when the July 4th holiday falls on a Sunday, although there was feedback from some community members that pushing the events to Monday was less than ideal.

Saturday, Lennox was home to cruise night on Main Street and a burn out contest that featured burning rubber and popping tires. The fun continued into the night Saturday with the Street Dance running until 1 a.m. on North Main Street.

Attendance and money raised by the dance will be released at a later date.

Sunday the Lennox Ministerial Association hosted a worship service in the park.

Monday, Lennox was busy by 8 a.m. with runners lining up for the Firecracker Road Race. A nice crowd took off from the Lennox High School parking lot. Results will be available at a later date.

The parade began at 10:30 a.m. One of the highlights was South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem making an appearance.

After a great parade line-up, crowds headed down to Westerman Park for music, food and shopping; as well as the car show, Little Miss Contest and kiddie pedal pull. The Municipal Band Concert and a fireworks display were rained out that evening. The fireworks have been rescheduled to July 10th.

To view more photos of the celebration, pick up this week's Lennox Independent.