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Celebrate July Fourth at the 2013 Spangle Dangle
Fun, Friends, and Fireworks
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013

Join the Celebration! Yes, once again we are going to have a spectacular Fourth of July Spangle Dangle Celebration, an event for all ages, starting in downtown Johnson City.

Break out the lawn chairs and grab a spot on the parade route, starting at the corner of LBJ Drive and East Pecan Avenue, going west to Nugent Avenue, making a right around the Courthouse, then going east on Cypress Street back to LBJ Drive. Bring the kids, grandma and grandpa, mom and dad, even your next door neighbor for a fun-filled day, starting at 10:00 AM. Anyone can participate in the parade, so, if you would rather be moving than sitting, dress up in your most patriotic attire and be part of it. That is what makes a parade so much fun. A new trophy for the most patriotic child and animal combo will be awarded, so kids talk to your elders and get them to help you dress up with your dog, cat, pig, horse, cow, chicken, goat, lamb and put on a show for the parade celebration. This could be the highlight of the whole day! We will give out a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Best Floats, the most Patriotic Float, and the most Patriotic Child/Animal Combo Presentation.

Other activities will get underway at the Blanco County Fairgrounds, starting with the washer pitching competition.

Registration begins at 12 noon and competition starts at 1:00 PM. Live music performed by the Nelson Broyal Blues Band, Scooter Pearce & Law by the Gun, beginning at 5:30 PM at the outside pavilion at the Blanco County Fairgrounds. We will have live music playing until midnight, with a break during the fireworks celebration.

There will be fun activities taking place, such as getting your picture taken with the Longhorn, and the Spangle Dangle staff will be giving away Glow in the Dark Swords, Necklaces and American Flags. We will also have food and drink vendors at the fairgrounds.

The 2013 Fourth of July Spangle Dangle Fireworks Program will begin at 9:15 PM at the outside pavilion facing the rodeo arena. There will be a reading of the Constitution (excerpts), Color Guard Presentation of the Flag, Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, Song “Star Spangled Banner” and then, of course, the 2013 Fourth of July Spangle Dangle Fireworks Show. God Bless America.

The 2013 Fourth of July Spangle Dangle Celebration is sponsored by many businesses / organizations of Blanco County , Johnson City and Blanco. Give them a hip hip hurray for helping make the 2013 Spangle Dangle Event happen. We will announce all of our sponsors the week after the event. You can also help sponsor the event by giving donations at the gate when you arrive at the Blanco County Fairgrounds. For more information on the Spangle Dangle Celebration and view the list of sponsors, log onto the Spangle Dangle web site The web will continuously be updated for past, present and future events of Spangle Dangle. Happy Fourth of July from the members, staff and sponsors of Spangle Dangle.

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