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Johnson City Hosts Annual Fourth of July Event
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 • Posted June 29, 2010

For generations, we the people of the United States of America have had freedoms that no other country has ever been able to match. For generations, men and women of our United States have fought and died for our country so their and future generations would have a better way of life than what any other country can offer: Freedom. Freedom to voice and practice our way of life. With that in mind, Johnson City hosts a spectacular fireworks celebration every Fourth of July to remind us all that we have these freedoms we so dearly hold to our hearts. This annual celebration is called “Spange-Dangle Fourth Of July Celebration ."

Join in the Celebration!!! The festivities begin at 1:00 pm, with the washer pitching tournament getting underway. The Chamber has added a $500 Add-On to the winner of the tournament. The beer booth will open at 1:00 pm and close at midnight. There will be food and drink at very reasonable prices.

This is not the big city with big city prices – this is small - town family life at its best! Bring the kids, grandpa and grandma, mom and dad , and your next door neighbor. There will be fun activities everywhere - you can get your picture taken with the longhorn bull, a clown clowning around and the chamber giving out glow-in-the-dark dreadlocks, swords, and necklaces.

The music starts at 3:00 pm on the outside pavilion. There will be live music by the Bobby Beal Band, the Circuit Breakers, Billy Garza and 40 Guns, Scooter Pearce–Gypsycowgirls, and Soul Patch.

After the music, you can break out the lawn chairs --- The Spange-Dangle Parade starts at City Hall on Pecan Street, makes a right going North on Main Street (356 Spur) to the River Road, makes a left, and then makes a right into the back of the Blanco County Fairgrounds. You can park yourself at the Blanco County Court House, the City Park, the Ball Park, or any place in between to watch the Spange-Dangle Parade. It will start at 6:00 pm and end at the Blanco County Fairgrounds.

At 7:30 pm, we will present awards at the outside pavilion (Fairgrounds) for the Best Floats, for which there will be first, second, and third prizes, the most Patriotic Float, and the Best Animal Float.

The 2010 Fourth of July Spange - Dangle Fireworks Display Program will begin at 9:15 pm at the outside pavilion facing the rodeo arena. There will be a Color Guard Presentation of the Flag, Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, ‘The Star Spangled Banner,’ and then the fireworks will be exploding high in the air to many patriotic songs. God Bless America!

The 2010 Fourth of July Spange-Dangle Event was sponsored by many businesses / organizations of the Blanco County and Johnson City area. Give them a hip - hip - hoor ray because, without them, the 2010 Spange-Dangle Event would not have taken place. Here they are: RED Sponsors - Johnson City Chamber of Commerce, Johnson City Bank, City of Johnson City; WHITE Sponsors - Cattleman’s National Bank, Century 21, Crofts Funeral Homes, Johnson City Sign Shop, Johnson City Record Courier, LBJ National Historical Park, PEC, IESI, ISF (Intermediate Sanction Facility), BLUE Sponsors – Arrowhead Liquors/ JC Cleaners, Best Western Johnson City Inn, Blanco Luxury Suites, Blanco Chamber of Commerce, Chrome Cactus, Deleon’s Outpost, Exotic Resort Zoo, Harvest House Farms, Haynes Cedar Company, Heart of Texas Rentals, Heffernan Insurance Agency dba Adams Insurance Agency, Hill Country Cupboard, J Myane Realty/Janice Fox, Johnson City Hydro Gas, Mainstreet Boutique, Moursand Land Titles, Inc., Pecan Street Brewery, Ronnie’s BBQ, Silver K Café, Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, Taste Wine & Art, Texas 290 Diner, Texas Hill Vineyard, Tony’s Garage, Whittington’s, Wildseed Farm, Zachary P. Hudler, PC.

Red Sponsors gave $1000 or more in monies and services, White Sponsors gave $250 or more, Blue Sponsors gave $100. When you have a chance, visit these businesses/organizations and thank them for their part in making this a great 2010 Fourth of July Spange - Dangle Event. They will deeply appreciate it. See you there.

The 2010 Spange-Dangle Event is free; however, we are taking donations at the entrance and exit gates to help support the efforts of putting on this fantastic event. The Blanco Lions Club will be working the gates and will receive a portion of those donations. So help in supporting the Lions as well as the Spange-Dangle Event. God Bless

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