Almost time for fireworks!

The annual Independence Day celebrations for Spring City and Graysville have been set and both will take place Saturday, June 29.

The annual Independence Day celebrations for Spring City and Graysville have been set and both will take place Saturday, June 29.

Hosted by the Town of Spring City and Friends of the Park, Shake the Lake returns to Veteran’s Park again on Saturday, June 29. Among the festivities planned include watermelon and pickle eating contests. There will be two age groups for both contests split between ages 0-13 and 14-adult. Sign ups will be held from noon until 1 p.m. with the pickle-eating contest set for 1 p.m. followed by the watermelon-eating contest at 1:30 p.m.

The Mr. and Miss. Firecracker Pageant registration will take place from 9 until 10 a.m. No pageant wear will be allowed. Age divisions include newborn through 12 months, 13-23 months, two-three year olds, four-five year olds and six, seven and eight-year-olds.

In addition, there will be a 50/50 drawing as well a duck race. Games and prizes will be available throughout the day with live performances by former America Idol contestant and Spring City native Drake McCain and local favorties Rhea Springs Revival. Fireworks will begin at dark.

For more information contact city hall at 365-6441, Betsy Graves at 280-8219, Angie Carr at 619-0855, Michelle McCuistion at 605-8340 or Ann Romino at 354-5435.

The City of Graysville Volunteer Fire Department also recently announced this year’s FreedomFest and fundraiser is set for Saturday, June 29, from 4 until 10 p.m. at Kristopher’s Kingdom Park.

Among the events scheduled include games, a double water slide and an auction at 6 p.m. with various items, such as tickets to Dollywood and restaurant gift certificates.

The festivities will conclude with a fireworks show set for 10 p.m. The community is welcome to attend the fun and bring lawn chairs for an afternoon of family fun.