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Sunday Bicentennial Celebration brings history to the forefront

Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm

By Kyle Boaz

The second day of the Louisiana Bicentennial celebration on Sunday, July 1, promises to keep the entertainment at a premium.
Titled “Family Fun Day”, attendees will be able to enjoy day-long historical events along with contests and other entertainment.
The day will kick off at dawn with hot air balloon and glow rides being available.
At 11 a.m., a nondenominational worship service will be held with music being provided by the First Baptist Church Praise Band and recording Christian artist Kathryn Washington-Shipley.
The Battle of the Bands contest will resume at 1 p.m. on the main stage with additional shows at 2:30 and 4 p.m.
A family picnic and play time will begin at noon with the opportunity to play Cornhole or a giant version of Jenga.
At 2 p.m. the beard growing competition will take place at the main stage with the categories of biggest, longest and most elaborately styled beard.
The Little Mr. and Miss Bicentennial Contest will also take place at 3:30 p.m. at the main stage, followed by the Senior King and Queen of Louisiana being crowned at 5 p.m.
All day events will include a Civil War reenactment by the Missouri Civil War Re-enactors Association,”PLAY BALL” the 1818 way, a photos through time exhibit, a Francis Scott Key re-enactor, chain saw sculptor demonstrations and an antique/ classic car rally and cruise that will also be available on Saturday, June 30.
A quilt show made up of squares depicting Louisiana life organized by Helen Crew will be on display from Saturday, June 30 to Wednesday, July 4.
Vendors will be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.