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Gridley Herald - Gridley, CA
  • Fourth of July a big day in Biggs

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  • The 12th Annual Biggs Fourth of July Celebration will mean tons of fun, food and great experiences on Friday, July 4.
    The day begins with the annual Biggs Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m., held at the Biggs Community Hall on B Street.
    After that, it is time to line up for the parade at 8:30 a.m., if you are going to be part of the floats and other parade entries.
    If you have not signed up yet, it is not too late – simply call Mel McLaughlin at 868-5964 or email biggsparade2014@yahoo.com.
    The parade begins at 10 a.m., where you will see plenty of great floats, big farm equipment and darling children involved in many of the entries.
    Of course a big event such as this day-long celebration requires lots of help and the committee would like to especially thank the Boy Scouts, Waste Management and Ben Toilet Rental for their support.
    Following the parade, it will be time to visit Cork Oak Park for the shopping opportunities along with food by Pizza Round Up, serving hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, salads, nachos, popcorn and sodas with 20 percent of the proceeds going to the Fourth of July fund.
    Some of the vendors include sno-cones, face painting, custom jewelry, tutu's for sale, glow-sticks, jams and preserves.
    The Biggs Swimming Pool will be open regular hours for those who want to cool off close by and “Port-A-Party” is bringing the Kid's Zone with a bounce house, bean bag toss, gladiator jousting, putt-putt golf putting green and plinko.
    Kid's Zone costs $2 each for all the games and fun to enjoy.
    Max's Miracle Ranch will also host a  bounce house for the kids to enjoy besides the train to provide fun rides.
    There will be a 50/50 raffle at $1 per ticket which could be huge with such a large crowd there from 10 a.m., to 10 p.m.
    At 1 p.m., Jimmy and the Jets will perform in the park.
    The committee is looking for another band to play for an hour  pro-bono before the opening evening act “Dear Misguided,” from Chico. Classic Rocks Giant “Legend” will take over the stage at 7:30 p.m., playing  until 9 p.m., when the fireworks will begin.
    Those who have seen the fireworks extravaganza in Biggs knows what a fantastic show it is and this year will prove to be even better with five percent more fireworks purchased than previous years.
    Rio Bonito Road will be closed for parking all day for safety precautions.
    The National Anthem will be sung by Kari Wheeler.
    Page 2 of 2 - A celebration of this magnitude takes roughly $12,000 each year and this year, like past years, the funds raised on the big day will go towards next years event.
    Tax deductible checks can be sent to: Biggs 4th of July Charitable Fund, PO Box 1192, Biggs, Ca 95917 or delivered to Biggs City Hall. Donations over $50 will receive a letter for their taxes.
    The committee is just 10 people this year and members would love to have more.
    Anyone wishing to help, sign up as a vendor or for more information, email Brian Bassett at legendsoundworks@yahoo.com.
    Plan on attending this great family event. You will have a fun-filled day and you won't want to miss the spectacular fireworks.
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