It's a little piece of summer in America – that's what is headed Pauls Valley's way with an annual holiday celebration on Thursday, July the 4th.
The tradition of an Independence Day event for the community and surrounding area makes a return this week to the local Wacker Park and Thompson Field.
The July 4th “Spectacular” again joins forces with a famous watermelon seed spitting contest as all the activities are set to get going around 6 p.m.
Yes there's live music from inside the football stadium and kids' activities and food options, but a big draw comes at the end as the Pauls Valley Kiwanis Club again puts on one of the biggest holiday fireworks shows around.
“People need to remember we have the third largest fireworks show in the state,” said Katie Johnson of the local civic club.
“We had a lot of good feedback from last year, so it should be a big show again.
“So gather up the family and come out for a good time on July the 4th.”
The fireworks, complete with a synchronized music program, should get started sometime around 9 p.m.
During the evening the Pauls Valley Lions Club will again sponsor the holiday tradition of the Pauls Valley watermelon seed spitting contest.
“The Pauls Valley band will also be selling hot dogs and hamburgers to raise money for their trip to New York City next year,” Johnson adds.