Here’s a list of contacts for Fourth of July activities in the Sunbury area:
• Independence Day parade “Star Spangled Salute,” 10 a.m. This year’s parade will honor Vietnam era veterans, escorted by the 122nd Army Band, Ohio Army National Guard. Vietnam era veterans who wish to be in the parade are encouraged to contact Donna Evans as soon as possible via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Football skills punt, pass & kick contest, following the parade about 11 a.m. at JR Smith Park, hosted by members of the Big Walnut Youth Athletic Association. Sign-ups for the 2015 BWYAA football season will be held until 2 p.m. at the park just before the start of competition. Go to the BWYAA website at bwyaa.com for additional information.
• Antiques, arts & crafts fair, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor information is online at the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce website at sunburybigwalnutchamber.com. Click on “Events,” then “Events List” in the drop-down menu, scroll down to 2015 Fourth of July celebration, click “Read More,” then click “vendor links.”
• Corey Lehman Memorial Volleyball Tournament registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Big Walnut High School. Call or email Janet Lehman for tournament information and to let her know if you have a team playing in the tournament. Her home phone number is 740-965-1292; her cellphone number is 740-815-9465; and her email address is email@example.com.
• Big Walnut 5K Freedom Walk/Run registration and sign-in begins at 6:30 a.m.; the race begins at 7:30 a.m. For additional information or to preregister online, go to the Premier Races website at premierraces.com. Click on “Events,” then on the “Events” page, scroll down in the search box drop-down menu to “Sunbury Town Square.”
• For more information about the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Fourth of July Celebration, contact the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area chamber office at 740-965-2860, or go online to sunburybigwalnutchamber.com.