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June 25, 2014

Keosauqua to hold 175th celebration July 4-6

KEOSAUQUA — The Keosauqua community will celebrate its 175th birthday July 4-6.

Schedule of activities:

July 4

The Keosauqua Lions Club will put on an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration, beginning with a pancake breakfast in the park from 7-10 a.m. There will will be a kids’ tractor pull, bounce house, train, petting zoo and kids' games.

The Harvest Band will be performing along the riverfront, and the area’s largest fireworks show concludes the Fourth events.

July 5

The Keosauqua Chamber will host biscuits and gravy breakfast from 7-10 a.m. in the city park. The Keosauqua Rotary Club will host a parade at 10 p.m. There will be a Dutch oven cook off with registration at noon and cook’s meeting at 1:45 p.m. Judging begins at 6 p.m. followed by people’s choice. Following the judging, samples will be provided to the public. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, as well as people’s choice. The Dutch oven cook off will be held across from the Keosauqua Senior Center.

For more information, call Virgil Morris at 319-293-3840. Registrations are preferred by July 1. The Van Buren Cattleman’s Association will serve steak sandwiches for lunch.The Keosauqua Lions Club will sponsor the bounce house and train from 1-3 p.m. Keosauqua firemen will be serving supper to conclude the evening’s activities.

July 6

There is a community worship service planned in the city park at 10 a.m. Please bring lunch and blanket and have an old-fashioned picnic in the city park.

The Tarnished Brass Band will perform in the city park at 2 p.m. The Keosauqua Lions Club and Keosauqua Masonic Lodge #10 AF & AM will host an ice cream social with birthday cake in the city park at 3 p.m.

There will be plenty of kids’ activities following the ice cream social and then a kids’ parade. Please bring your bike to the city park to decorate. Kids at Play will have decorations available for your bike.

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