Wednesday, July 4, is Independence Day. You’ll have three opportunities in coming days to celebrate with fireworks.

Here’s a rundown of Fourth of July celebrations taking place in North Logan County.


The Ratcliff Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks show. Activities begin at 5 p.m. at 105 North Wilson Street in Ratcliff.

The event will feature live music, free popcorn and door prizes. Hot dogs, nachos, snowcones, soda and water are available for 50 cents each. Those planning to attend are also asked to bring along lawn chairs or blankets and settle in for the fireworks show which will begin at dark.

Tuesday, July 3

Fireworks Over Paris: A free fireworks showy will again be held over Wood Street Park and hosted by the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce with the help of the Paris Volunteer Department. Wood Street Park will close at 8:45 p.m. Area Boy Scouts will host a Flag Retirement Ceremony at 7 p.m. Snowcones and drinks will be available. Fireworks will start at dusk (approximately 9:15 pm). The park has had new trees and irrigation installed this year and there will be limited parking on the grassy areas. The irrigation system can not handle the weight of cars. This area will be roped off and no parking will be enforced by Paris Police Department. There is parking available at Paris High School. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce at 963-2244. A limited number will be allowed.

Wednesday, July 4

The New Blaine Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary will begin their day-long celebration of the Fourth of July at 7 a.m. when the Mountain Dew Breakfast is served at the fire department. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, coffee, milk and orange juice. It’s an all-you-can-eat meal which will cost $6 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and under. Breakfast ends at 10 a.m.

The 14th Annual July Fourth Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker Pageant will take place at 10 a.m. at the New Blaine Volunteer Fire Department Station. The pageant is open to contestants age birth to 12 years old. Entrants are asked to wear casual red, white and blue clothing.

At dark, a fireworks show will take place. The show is free of charge.