Eagle Point’s 4th of July festivities officially begin at 7 a.m. this Saturday when the newly remodeled and expanded kitchen at the Eagle Point Grange begins serving breakfast. This is an annual event, but one that should be especially good this year with all the new kitchen equipment. Breakfast will be served from 7-11 a.m. The menu will include ham, scrambled eggs, pancakes or biscuits and gravy, with the ham and scrambled eggs, coffee and milk. Adults $6 and children six and under, $3. You pay at the event. The Grange is located at the corner of Main and Royal and the breakfast is downstairs and there is a ramp down to the kitchen, making it handicap accessible.
The fun walk/run registration area at Bob Moore Park will be open from
7-7:45 a.m. for latecomers. You can do yourself and the committee a big
favor by getting your registration in today and by not waiting until
the last minute. Forms are available at the Upper Rogue Independent in
Ray’s Shopping Center or at city hall.
The one mile and 5km Fun Walk/Run gets underway at 8 a.m. from Bob Moore Park. Be sure to stick around afterwards for awards.
other events begin at 8 a.m. Parade registration runs from 8-10:30 a.m.
in the high school parking lot. There is no charge to enter the Eagle
Also starting at 8 a.m. is the photography
display and art show at the Eagle Point Senior Center. (See separate
story on this.) Michael Campanelli will also be signing his Route 66
Vendor booths, children’s events and the information and event sales booth all begin at 9 a.m.
Games will be located on Main Street on the lawn of Campus Life. All
games are free. Pick up tickets at the Greeters Table. Everyone gets a
prize. Science games start after the Parade. They are separate from the
games and no prizes are given, just lots of fun. Parents need to be
present and ready to play too. The hours will be 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
then again 12:00 p.m – 2:00 p.m.
While enjoying the many
vendor booths, one will also be able to hear entertainment from 10
until 10:45 when there will be a jet flyover.
One of the
booths you will probably want to visit is the Eagle Point Lions booth
to participate in the skydiver bingo which takes place at half-time of
the fireworks. You buy paper plates for $1 each or six for $5 and put
your name on each one. They are distributed on the football field just
before three skydivers jump onto the field. If they land on your plate
you win. The top prize traditionally is $500 with several lower dollar
prizes awarded. The Lions Club shares the profit with the Eagle Point
Community Association and their 4th of July Committee that puts on this
The parade, Happy Birthday Oregon- 150 Years,
gets underway at 11 a.m. with numerous guys and gals from the EPHS
Class of 1959 acting as Grand Marshals. (See separate stories).
the parade the children’s games resume and there will be a karaoke
booth set up at Bob Moore Park. The vendor booths will still be very
much in operation until 4 p.m.
Activities at the Senior Center close at 5 p.m.
The fireworks concession stand and high school stadium open at 6 p.m. Those wanting a seat in the sta
annual fireworks show will begin at dusk. If you haven’t supported it
yet, there is still time to do so and funds are running short this year
so anything you can do to support the show will be appreciated. Call
Leon or Edith Sherman at 826-4974 or Bunny Lincoln at 944-2446 to learn
how you can get some publicity when you donate.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent