Prepare it and they will arrive — and that is what the Weaverville Lions and other companies did when they planned the 2021 Fourth of July Celebration. The turnout was huge and the weekend was enjoyed by several. The hues crimson, white and blue had been all over the place.
The celebration started on Thursday, July 1, and finished on Sunday, July 4. Underneath is a breakdown of occasions the Lions Club hosted, and winners in many occasions:
Thursday, July 1st
The celebration officially began at Lowden Park when the Simmons clan and pals began arriving. To begin the weekend, attendees stood at notice, hats off, arms on their hearts, some saluting while Victoria Cox sang our countrywide anthem.
The to start with party was in the arena where by Sgt. Nate Trujillo from the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office and his K-9 pet dog, Johnny, gave a K-9 demonstration. Next Lion Sadie Fagan, currently being dressed as a logger (sporting her boots and suspenders) was the host of the new Ax Throwing function. Several men and women participated as they each and every took turns to test their ability at “sticking the ax” inside the target and hoped to split the beer can open — and quite a few contributors did. The women’s winners were: 1st: Jayme Bayley, 2nd: Adrienne Meier, and 3rd Christina Forslund. Successful in the Men’s Party ended up: 1st: Lion Michael Blackwell, tying for 2nd had been Josh Peet and Scott Crawford. A few groups competed in the coed party with Lion Michael Blackwell and his wife Jillian getting 1st spot. The evening finished with Schwag, a community band, taking part in tunes.
Friday, July 2nd
The major celebration in the arena was the Trinity Horses and Prolonged Ears where by they hosted a qualifier open up barrel race. This occasion was free of charge to the general public and was sponsored by Diamond Productions, who has the knowledge in rodeo activities. The winners certified to then compete underneath the lights at the Diamond Productions National Bull Driving Winner that was held on Saturday evening.
At the Pump Track, the Lions hosted the Pump Track Time Function. Fifteen young children and two grown ups rode the study course. The pursuing folks took dwelling first spot awards: Hannah Lindstrand, Hazel Lindstrand, Brian Lindstrand, Ethan Straatman, Wayne Woodman, Colt Arey, Millie Arey, Carson Cousins, Julie Cousins, Kodi Miller, Doc Miller, Seth Grigsby, Elliott Grigsby, Michael Brennen, Matthew Stygar, Cora Gosselin and Noah Stygar. Trinity Path Alliance, the team that created the Pump Observe, assisted with the timing of the riders prizes have been donated by Dave Gardner from Ellison’s Bicycle Store.
In the key lawn place, the Lions held the Cornhole Event wherever 32 teams arrived to play. Using 1st location was Ben Cox and Kyle Cox who played the championship video game towards Nick Cockburn and Kenny Nugent. Exclusive thanks to Trinity Alps Golfing Class, Tangle Blue, Trinity Brewery, The Aikins Relatives and Ryan Query for allowing for the Lions Club to use their Cornhole online games.
At the tennis courts, a Pickleball Match was being held. Mafi Mahn’ing and Matt the PA from the clinic have been the winners. Again, closing the evening was area band Schwag, the place lots of stayed to enjoy the audio and/or dance.
Saturday, July 3rd
A occupied, full-stuffed day. The working day commenced with the once-a-year Lions Horseshoe match. First position was gained by Bob Peet and Benjay 2nd location winners had been Coy and Carl Treece.
Lions Cribbage was held around in the vicinity of the garden region with 1st location currently being gained by Melissa Mann and 2nd spot received by Bonnie Emmons. This calendar year, the cribbage tournament was performed in honor of Keith Johnson who ran this event for lots of several years for the Lions. Exclusive many thanks to Terry Sheen, John Grey and Ian Wilson, who helped Lion Scott Muir host this occasion.
Lion Martin Kid’s Day was an additional results tale. Lion Bettina Blackwell and her crew had been active with several young children who ran races, ate watermelon and did other enjoyment functions. All members have been offered cash as a prize. Afterward, there was Lions Cost-free Swimming.
The THS Alumni Day in the Park carries on to increase every single year and once again this function inspired alumni, instructors, family members and buddies to come to the park to “Run with the Pack.” The oldest alumni was Dorothy Goodyear. This common party reconnects neighborhood alumnus with alumni who have travel to Weaverville for the 4th. Dan Zook played the university music to get the party started out and everybody sang the THS combat song “Oh, We Really like Our Trinity.” There had been also several course reunions currently being held all through the weekend and numerous came to the Alumni Day in the Park for a take a look at.
The Lions and Rotary Golf Ball Drop began when a significant inexperienced helicopter hovered about the baseball subject, dropping the golfing balls. Winning $1,000 was Patrick Flynn 2nd: Lakeview Terrace and 3rd Area: Bob Simmons. The two clubs sold tickets and on Saturday, Rotary set up an region to sell a lot more tickets. The cash lifted can help ship little ones to camp.
The Lions BBQ was very well attended. Chairmen Karen Marceau and Sadie Fagen spearheaded this food. Quite a few folks attended this mouth watering BBQ.
The primary party was held in the arena exactly where Diamond Productions National Bullriding Championship the place they are presenting the Bayley NBC Independence Day celebration. As their advert claims, “you will not be unhappy.” This event showcased bulls, broncs, bullfighting and barrel racing.
The at any time-loved Fireworks Exhibit, sponsored by the Weaverville Chamber of Commerce, began from the Weaverville Elementary University. There were being a lot of “ohhs” and “ahhs” as the fireworks lit up the sky. Afterward, a lot of folks arrived back again to the park to take pleasure in reside new music — an function of Diamond Productions.
Sunday, July 4th
A new group of men and women woke up to the sound of the Lions Anvil Firing considering that this was held at the Weaverville Hearth Hall. Thanks to Izzy Arbuckle – his relatives has been firing the anvil for more than 100 several years. The Lions Pancake Breakfast was held at the Weaverville Hearth Corridor (not at Lowden Park) and the Clampers, the Weaverville Fireplace Office and the Lions set up in the early hours, generating coffee and getting the breakfast food prepared to prepare dinner and be served. The breakfast was free for people who experienced their 4th of July Button, many others experienced to spend $6. The Ringing of the Bells was a different fantastic function started out lots of many years ago the Rotary Parade was yet again the “best parade ever” (a comment claimed every single year).
In the afternoon, folks arrived back to the park for far more absolutely free swimming and spectators started lining up to buy their Destruction Derby tickets. The appears of autos hitting each individual other could be read at the Destruction Derby and the mud races ended up ran – this time more as a sand race fairly than mud. Donny Case took 1st place, Cody Reynolds put 2nd, 3rd went to Gary Dunsing, 4th to Ian Hoskins and 5th to Dylan Hoskins. Mad Canine was won by Cody Reynolds, and the Attractiveness Contest received by Ian Hoskins. The quantity of persons in managing in the foot races was the biggest ever and the winners were awarded with dollars and Lion Gene Goodyear was in a position to give them a speedy spraying from the hearth hose. Regrettably, the races were being run so speedy that the names of the winners were not shown, and every winner was handed some dollars funds.
The D-Derby would not be probable with out Dan Situation and his crew, John Hodges, Tanner Parks (K&T Excavating, Gerald Swain, WVFD, all who rework the horse arena into a d-derby party. The community scout troop did the coloration guard, Victoria Cox sang the countrywide anthem and the Parks family members introduced in the added-massive American flag to remind us about the flexibility of our fantastic region. Todd Johnson and Jack Jackson that did the asserting, to the gals (Krista, Laurel, Kendal, Sadye) that signed in the motorists and the crew that judged the drivers. The evening end with new music by the Eddie Sadler Job.
All weekend, free prepare rides have been presented by Western Express Train and the swimming pool was open. Suppliers were available. The concept for the 4th of July Button was “Trinity County Truthful – 100 years” and it was drawn by Debra Olson.
As the Weaverville Lions Club reflected around the Fourth of July Weekend and talked about how this year’s celebration, it was tough to establish which event was the most effective as every occasion was loved by several. Outgoing President Jim French stated he was glad the club was equipped to host this annual celebration for our community and so lots of could arrive out and delight in them selves, see relatives and mates and enjoy our great country.
It takes a village to make this event feasible and the Lions want to thank these that assisted in any way. There are so several people today and sponsors that helped to make this annual celebration transpire. Once more, thank you every single of you in any way that you assisted make this year’s annual Fourth of July Celebration a good results.