EAST WATERFORD >> The quiet village of East Waterford in Juniata County will come alive july 4 for its annual Independence Day celebration.
The morning will start off with a flea market opening at 8 a.m. Breakfast will be available from 7 to 10 a.m. on the grounds of the Lack-Tuscarora Emergency Medical Service building along Pa. 75. If space permits, vendors may register from 6-8 a.m. to set up.
A horseshoe tournament will begin with registration at 8 a.m. in the Lack-Tuscarora Park area at the EMS grounds.
A car show, featuring motorcycles and trucks as well as vintage and antique cars, will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration fee is $10. Awards will be announced following the 3 p.m. parade.
Food for sale by East Waterford Presbyterian Church will include chicken barbecue, hot sausages, french fries, home made pies and home made ice cream. Lunch food stand will be open beginning at 11 a.m.
For $5, children may buy a writst band that allows them to enjoy activities in The Kids Zone. There will be inflatable T-ball and basketball games, as well as a Bounce House. For older kids, there will be the Gaga Pit as well. Children will also enjoy a petting zoo that will house a calf, a goat, a llama and a kitten.
• Parade: The parade begins at 3 p.m. Folks beginning setting up their portable chairs early to watch the parade. Trophies as well as cash prizes will be given to all first place winners, and a grand prize trophy will be awarded to the best overall first-place winner. Parade categories include religious, patriotic, comical, individual, organizations and antique vehicles. Registration is open from 1:30 to 2:30 for those who wish to enter.
• Music: Take chairs to sit and enjoy musical entertainment beginning at 11 a.m., with the 1950s music of the Doozies. Throughout the day, performances include Randy Simpson, Danny Figgins, The Deacons and the Choirallers.