On June 29, 2016

Celebrate July 4th in Woodstock

Monday, July 4 — WOODSTOCK — Celebrate Monday, July 4 in Woodstock, rain or shine. Festivities begin early, with the 40th Annual John Langhans 7.1 Green Mile Road Race and Kids Fun Run sponsored by the Spectrum Teen Center. Check-in/same day registration begins at 8 a.m. and runners and walkers start at 8:30 a.m.

Then pop over to the Billings Farm & Museum’s “Old Vermont 4th” celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring ice cream making, wagon rides, an historic debate, flag making, spelling bees, and more.

The excitement continues at the Woodstock Union High School at 6 p.m. with fun children’s activities sponsored by ArtisTree/Purple Crayon Productions and operated by the Change the World Kids, including a solar-powered bounce house sponsored by Sun Common and run by the class of 2019 with the Change the World Kids.

The WUHS Project Senegals cookout and picnic will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, drinks, and desserts. Local vendors will offer ice cream treats, honey and maple products, food, and more.

Jack Snyder (a.k.a. Leyeux) is scheduled to perform from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Union Arena Community Center will offer ice skating from 6:40 to 8:10 p.m.; the charge is $4 to skate and rentals are available for $6 per person.

The Ora E. Paul American Legion and Boy Scout Troop 220 will perform a flag ceremony at 7 p.m.

Capping off the evening is a spectacular July 4th fireworks display, sponsored by the Town of Woodstock and with generous support from local businesses and organizations.

For more information, visit townofwoodstock.org.

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