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Weston Frank to headline Street Dance, July 3


Lennox is gearing up to host another spectacular celebration this year. With a wide range of activities and attractions, the event is set to draw crowds from near and far. The festivities will commence on Saturday, July 1, and continue through Tuesday, July 4, offering something for everyone to enjoy.

Kicking off the series of events will be the Sand Volleyball Tournament, taking place at West Evergreen Park on Saturday, July 1, starting at 9:30 a.m. Sports enthusiasts and volleyball aficionados are invited to participate and showcase their skills in this exciting competition.

On Sunday, July 2, the Lennox Area Ministerial Association will organize the Community Worship in the Park at Westerman Park, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for the service. In the event of inclement weather, the worship gathering will be relocated to the High School gymnasium.

For those seeking thrills and excitement, Sunday, July 2, will also feature a Tractor Pull at the 4H Grounds, starting at 1 p.m. The tractor pull is a fundraiser for the Lincoln County Fairgrounds Foundation to raise money to continue putting up the rest of the buildings on the grounds. Spectators need to enter through the north gate at the grounds. Admission is $5 per person for those 13 years old and older; 12 and younger are free.

As the festivities continue on Monday, July 3, residents and visitors can look forward to an action-packed evening with Cruise Night, burnout contests and the street dance.

The Commercial Club Street Dance, featuring the talented Weston Frank, will take place from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tickets can be purchased at various local businesses in Lennox, including Cenex Total Stop, Sunshine, Lewis Drug, and Ace Hardware. Additionally, tickets will be available for purchase at the gate.

Cruise Night, a favorite among families, offers a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy a night of entertainment. There will also be a burnout contest on North Main Street, with burnouts scheduled for 6 p.m. Participants can register and enter their vehicles at First and Poplar, while spectators can enter the designated area between Al’s Motorsickle Shop and Albers Painting Building, just east of First and Main.

The main event will unfold on Tuesday, July 4, featuring a full day of exhilarating activities. The day kicks off with the Fun Run Road Race, followed by the much-anticipated Independence Day Parade.

Due to ongoing construction, the parade route has been altered from previous years. Entrants will gather at the Sinning Sports Complex, located at the corner of HWY 17 and HWY 44, before the parade commences. The new route will take participants from the south end of Main Street, heading north to 1st Avenue, then turning west onto Cedar Street. The procession will continue south, turning west on Fifth Ave and south on Elm Street, concluding at Second Reformed Church. It is important to note that parking along the parade route will be restricted.

Prior to the parade, fitness enthusiasts can participate in the Fun Run, which will begin with registration at Lennox High School at 7 a.m., followed by the race at 8 a.m. The Fun Run offers various race options, including a 10K, 5K, and 1-mile race, with entry fees set at $25, $20, and $15, respectively. Only cash or check payments will be accepted, as credit cards will not be processed. All proceeds from the Fun Run will go toward supporting the local Lions Club and Lennox Area Community Fund. Participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

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 night concludes with a fireworks show.

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