On July 3, 2018

Woodstock is abundant with July 4th celebratory activities

Wednesday, July 4—WOODSTOCK—Celebrate Wednesday, July 4 in Woodstock – rain or shine! Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. with the 42nd Annual John Langhans 7.1 Green Mile Road Race and Kids Fun Run. Runners and walkers will enjoy a challenging course through Woodstock, starting and finishing at the Village Green.

The Kids Fun Run (for age 10 and under) is a short loop around the Village Green. To register for the race as a runner or walker, visit active.com. The entry fee is $30 for runners and walkers by July 3; $35 on race day (includes a cool t-shirt). Check-in/same day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Runners and walkers start at 8:30 a.m.; Kids Fun Run begins at 10:30 a.m. (free, and no registration is necessary for the Kids Fun Run, and all kids receive a medal).

Billings Farm & Museum’s Old Vermont 4th Celebration will take place all day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and will feature ice cream making, wagon rides, sack races, flag making, spelling bees, and more. See the press release in this paper for more details, or visit billingsfarm.org.

The excitement continues at the Woodstock Union High School at 6 p.m. with a solar-powered bounce house from SunCommon and operated by the WUHSMS Vermont Teen Leadership Safety Program (VTLSP) students, fun children’s activities by ArtisTree/Purple Crayon Productions and operated by the Change the World Kids, and VT Volunteer Services for Animals Humane Society returns with a variety of games for kids and adults and glow products.

The Woodstock Fire Department and EMS will be doing a Touch a Truck event in front of the Union Arena, where kids will be able to go through the trucks and ambulances. They will also be handing out fire prevention flyers and other items. The WUHS Alumni Association will be operating the barbecue tent and cookout, serving hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, sausages, drinks, desserts and more. The Lazy Cow Vermont will be joining and is a mobile ice cream cafe that serves local Vermont made ice cream.

Jack Snyder, a.k.a., Leyeux, will perform from 6:15-9:15 p.m., featuring riginal and covered music inspired by the tranquil and serene homeland of Vermont. 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 4 fireworks display. For further information, visit townofwoodstock.org.

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