Hennepin Lights Fuse for Fourth of July Celebration

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The Village of Hennepin will host its 41st annual Fourth of July celebration, “Thunder on the Illinois”.

The event will be Tuesday, July 4 in Hennepin and will include activities throughout the day, starting with a Movin’ for Music 5K Run/Walk and pancake and sausage breakfast sponsored by the PC Music Boosters. The annual Cruise-In, held in Bassi Park, will be noon-4 p.m.
Near the Courthouse

In Walter Durley Boyle Park and the Courthouse Lawn, there will be a bags tournament with 11 registration, plus bingo, water fights for children and kids inflatables, along with a beer tent beginning at noon. Putnam County FFA will serve pork chops. several other food vendors will sell food.

The Templetons will perform at 4 p.m. on the courthouse stage, followed by the PC Chorus, Panteras and Little Panteras. Presentation of the citizen of the year will also take place on the courthouse stage during this time.

Abbynormal will play pop, classic rock, alternative and modern country tunes 7-9 p.m. and 10 p.m.-midnight.

The Big Show

Fireworks on the riverfront will begin at 9:30.

Source: News Tribune