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Fourth of July celebration Wednesday
RUMFORD -- The weather is predicted to be favorable for the second annual Fourth of July celebration at Hosmer Field on Wednesday.
There will be games for children, lots of music, a magic show (Scot Grassette), many vendors, and the addition of a car show.
The event, which gets underway at 4 p.m., will culminate with a tribute to those who have served our country, followed by a fabulous fireworks display, again presented by Atlas Pyro Vision Productions, Inc.
New this year is a car show from 5-8 on the practice soccer field, put on by Brad Adley. Games for kids will take place from 5-8, with a show from the GRCC gymnasts at 5:30, a magic show at 6:30 and the shield ceremony at 8:45.
Rumford Police Sgt. Tracey Higley said they will have two officers on bike patrol for the event, two on regular duty after 6 p.m. as well as two more off regular duty, for a total of six officers.
Among other activities at the event, the MVHS sophomore class will be doing the snack shack; four MVHS students will sing the national anthem; the MVHS band will play some songs; and Dixfield American Legion Post 100 will have a booth to hand out information.
There will also be brochures for the event, which people are asked to not throw away as three of them will yield a $25 cash prize.
The committee is creating more handicapped parking spaces than there were last year. In addition, a smoking area will be established.
There will be signs at all entry point that will note that for the safety of others, no fireworks will be allowed except for sparklers.
There will be donation buckets at the field. If rain forces postponement of this event, it will take place the next day.