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Plans underway for Lennox’s Old Fashioned 4th of July

Lennox’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration is sure to be a big hit once again this year.

Events kick off this year on Saturday, July 1 with a Sand Volleyball Tournament at West Evergreen Park at 9:30 a.m.

On Sunday, July 2 on The Lennox Area Ministerial Association is organizing this Community Worship in the Park at Westerman Park beginning at 10:30 a.m. People are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, the worship will be held in the High School gymnasium.

A Tractor Pull will be held out at the 4H Grounds on Sunday, July 2 as well. This event will begin at 1 p.m.

On Monday, July 3 cruise night, burnout contests and a street dance will all take place. The Commercial Club Street Dance will feature Weston Frank and will be held from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. ​Tickets are available at Lennox local businesses, including Cenex Total Stop, Sunshine, Lewis Drug, and Ace Hardware. Tickets will also be available at the gate.

Cruise Night is open to everyone, and is great family fun. There will once again be a burnout contest on North Main Street. Burnout sign-in will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with burnouts at 6 p.m. Cars will register and enter at First and Poplar. Spectator entrance is between Al’s Motorsickle Shop and Albers Painting Building, just east of First and Main.

On Tuesday, July 4 the big day of events will take place — the Fun Run Road Race, Parade, Arts in the Park, Car Show, Pedal Pull, Live Music, Municipal Band Concert, fireworks show and, once again, the Little Miss Lennox Pageant.

The Independence Day Parade will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The parade route is different than year’s past due to construction.

Entries will still line-up at the Sinning Sports Complex on the corner of HWY 17 & HWY 44. The parade route for 2023 will begin at the south end of Main Street and head north to 1st Avenue; on 1st, it will turn West to Cedar Street. The route will then head south, turning West on Fifth Ave then turning South on Elm Street and ending at Second Reformed Church.

There will be no parking on the parade route except for the east side of Main Street from First to Third Avenue.

Prior to the Parade a Fun Run will be held. Registration will be held the day off at the Lennox High School at 7 a.m. with the race beginning at 8 a.m. There is no pre-registration available.

Races include a 10K, 5K and 1-mile. The cost is $25 for 10K, $20 for 5K and $15 for 1-mile race; credit cards will not be accepted, just cash or check. All proceeds will go to support the local Lions Club and Lennox Area Community Fund. All participants will get a t-shirt. The races will not be timed.

Following the race and the parade, crowds can make their way down to Westerman Park.

There will be a Kiddy Tractor Pull at 2 p.m.

The Car Show will take place from 12 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The car show is located at Highway 44, 1/2 mile west of Highway 17. Known as the old football field for those from the area. Registration will take place 9 a.m. to noon on July 4th with the show taking place from noon to 3 p.m.

The Little Miss Lennox Contest will take place at 1:00 p.m. at Westerman Park.

There will be Live Music in the Park from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.​ and craft and food vendors will be set up at the park from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The Lennox Area Museum will also be open on Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., although they will be closed during the parade. The Museum is located at 3rd & Main, admission free, but donations are welcome.

​The Lennox Municipal Band Concert will take place at 8:00 p.m. at the bandshell in Westerman Park.

The spectacular fireworks show will begin at dusk. Fireworks are shot off from the High School Parking Lot.


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