The Belleville Recreation Department announces that this year, Independence Day celebration here in town will be held on Monday July 4th, 2011.
The festivities will start with the Recreation Department’s annual field day for youngsters, ages 4 – 12 at the Municipal Stadium starting promptly at 9:30AM.
The events, open to all young Belleville residents, will be divided into three categories. There is a Junior division for ages 4 – 6; an Intermediate division for ages 7 – 9; and a Senior division for ages 10 – 12.
Events will include the 25, 50, and 100-yard dash, an agility race, a three-legged race, sack race, a girl’s tug-of-war and a boy’s tug-of-war.
All activities will be conducted by the members of the Belleville Recreation playground staff. Ribbons will be awarded to the first, second and third-place finishers and all will share in slices of watermelon.
On Monday night, July 4th, a fireworks display will be presented at the Stadium starting at sundown (approximately 9:15 PM). The rain date for these events will be Tuesday, July 5th.
On July 4th, there will also be a Pre-Fireworks show beginning at 6:30PM at the Municipal Stadium. This year’s entertainment will include continuous music by a disc jockey, as well as the following performances:
Ventriloquist Show – Starring Bob Conrad 7:15 PM
Magic Show – Featuring Joe Fischer 8:00 PM
Sand Art and Spin Art will also be offered for a nominal fee, as well as refreshments / concessionaires.
In all, it promises to be an exciting holiday and Bellevillities young and old are invited to share in the glitter of our country’s historic day.