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Spectacular Independence Day!!!


                                                                                                                                     Photo by Shari Harris
Licking celebrated Independence Day on July 2. The fireworks lit up the night sky, as their echo reverberated off the overcast sky, continuing on for several seconds after each boom. Many watched the show in socially distant groups gathered around their vehicles, or from their homes in town. Gary Hassell, to whom the community owes many thanks, has been the force behind making the fireworks happen for the past several years. Unfortunately, this will be Hassell’s last year putting the show together. In order for an Independence Day fireworks show to continue, a volunteer(s) is needed to take over the project. Interested parties should contact Hassell now, as advance planning is required to make the show a success.
                                                                                                          Photo by Shari Harris
Country Crossroads Custom Cabinetry’s bright red, white and blue float 
won first place in Licking’s Independence Day parade.
                                                                Photo by Shari Harris
The Fourth of July parade wouldn’t have happened without Haley Floyd-Joyner coordinating the event on behalf of the Licking Chamber of Commerce. 
The Chamber donated prize money for the winning floats, and is grateful to the 
Licking Volunteer Fire Department, law enforcement and 
everyone who came out to make the parade a success.



                                                                                                                                      Photo by Shari Harris
It was a busy evening for vendors, who set up in booths or under canopies in the park. The Licking United Methodist Men’s Group and 
Gma Pam’s Rack Pack sold out of their delicious food.
                                                                                                                         Photo by Shari Harris
Children enjoyed the playground while adults listened to the music and visited.
                                                                              Photo by Shari Harris
Mike Florence entertained the crowd with his Johnny Cash and Elvis impersonations. Here he portrays the Man in Black, Johnny Cash.
                                                                          Photo by Shari Harris
The Rt. 63 Car Club had several classic cars in the parade.

                                                                                           Photo by Shari Harris
The Wildcat Travel Club’s cornhole tournament was popular at Thursday’s Independence Day celebration. Fifteen teams competed, with first place (pictured above) going to The Ole Men (Tyler Hunt and Robby Payne), second place to Q & S (Quentin Porter and Spencer McNamee), and third place to The Girls (Christin Hicks and Amanda Floyd). Also in the top five were S & S Logging (Scotty Richards and Steve Skidmore) and Corn Stars (Jake Floyd and Chuck Hicks).
Roger King won the raffle for the cornhole boards. 
He purchased his tickets at the Kingtown Cruise-In in June.




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