Chamber Announces 4th of July Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2012
Granbury, Texas – The Granbury Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 38th Annual Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration set for Friday, June 29 through Wednesday, July 4.

“This year provided new opportunities for us with July 4 falling on Wednesday,” said Mike Scott, Chamber CEO, “so we decided to put on a six-day celebration of our Nation’s Independence. Not only will we have the best fireworks show in the Southwest, we will top off the celebration on Wednesday with a patriotic salute consisting of a musical performance of ‘1776’ and a spectacular laser light show on the historic square.”
This year will bring a variety of new events plus the traditional events cherished by thousands.
To kick off the celebration, D & D Rockin’ Rods car show will be home again at Jerry Durant Hyundai dealership on Highway 377, June 29 at 7 p.m. The best in classic cars, hot rods, trucks, late model, import and domestic customized vehicles will be on display.
 

Saturday, June 30 make plans to stake out a seat on the Historic Square for the Hometown Parade starting at 10 a.m. at the Granbury High School. The theme this year is “Stars and Stripes, Forever” and will include floats, bands and a variety of entries displaying our Country’s pride. After the parade, look for your favorite hand crafted/embellished crafts from over 100 vendors framing the courthouse lawn on Saturday and Sunday. A variety of tempting food and drinks will satisfy any craving.
 

Tarleton’s Langdon Center Big Band will perform USO-style music at the Granbury Conference Center at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Dance the night away with 1940’s music. The Chamber expects a sell-out crowd so get your tickets early for this fun evening complete with WWII era uniforms and antique military vehicles. Admission fee is $15 at the door or purchase your tickets in advance at the Chamber.
Sunday, July 1 will start with a Sunday Morning Church Service offered by Stone Water Church. Stay at the beach for a City-wide beach volleyball tournament. Dust off the sand and head for the Ranch Rodeo at the Reunion Grounds for a 6 p.m. rodeo show. At dusk, look to the skies and watch one of the top-ten in the Southwest “fireworks displays” over Lake Granbury.

Wednesday, July 4 Reserve the afternoon for family fun and entertainment at the square. Children’s activities, food vendors and live entertainment, including Tommy Alverson, Truly Texan and other groups, will perform your favorite hits. Our new Granbury Theatre Company will offer a matinee and evening performance of the patriotic musical, ‘1776’ in the courthouse. The finale this year is an unforgettable, powerful Laser-Light show with a Patriotic theme embellishing the courthouse face at 9:45 p.m. This will be an experience you won’t want to miss.
Visit www.granburychamber.com for a complete listing of events and times.

About the Granbury Chamber of Commerce
The Granbury Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit corporation made up of individual and business members. We enhance the quality of life in our community by uniting and promoting businesses and organizations that support the economy of Hood County and the Granbury micropolis.
 

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CONTACT:
Sondra Walton, Marketing & Events Director sondra@granburychamber.com
817-573-1622