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Join Los Fresnos in Celebrating Independence Day at Memorial Park

Emilio Flores
Los Fresnos News

Los Fresnos, Texas — The City of Los Fresnos Chamber of Commerce will be holding a great Independence day celebration at Los Fresnos Memorial Park on Saturday, July 2nd. The event will be for the whole family.

It will start at 6 PM with an invocation from Ramon Ortiz, followed by Posting of the Colors by Scout Troop 61, and the National anthem will be sung by Ms. Melody Castillo. They will also have the Mayor, Alejandro (Alex) Flores as a guest speaker.

Eddie Barron, the Executive Director at the Boys & Girls club was reached out to by the Chamber to help with the different contests going on. Barron says this will be exciting because this is the first time they’ve put something like this together, and it’s going to be a blast!

Pictures were sent in by Edward Barron, Executive Director at the Boys & Girls club

Hotdog eating contest and Jalapeno eating contest will be for adults, while they will have a watermelon eating contest for kids ages 10 years & under, 11-12, and 13-16. There will also be a 3-legged sack race, waiter race, and a tortilla toss. Barron says that as of now the time limit for the adult events is 5 minutes, and for the children’s watermelon eating contest, they will have only one minute to eat as much watermelon as they can.

The winner of the Hotdog and Jalapeno eating contests will each receive a $100 visa gift card and the winner of each age group for the watermelon eating contest will receive a $50 JC Penny gift card. All eating contests will be timed.

Eddie Barron also says they will have a waiter/waitress relay race with one small detail added… the participants will be dressed in inflatable suits!

Pictures were sent in by Edward Barron, Executive Director at the Boys & Girls club

The Boy & Girls Club is encouraging any volunteers that would like to help to please not hesitate. Barron says you can come by or reach out to him directly.

Patriotic costumes will also be contested, judging to have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize winners. Train rides, slides, and obstacle courses for all the kids.

Live music by the Texas Show Down Band Rotary Club will be selling hotdogs & burgers along with other food vendors and arts & craft vendors. At 9 PM Los Fresnos will have a Fireworks display right there at the memorial park. The Display is provided by the Los Fresnos Community Development Corporation and the City of Los Fresnos.

Los Fresnos Mayor shared a few words in regards to this year’s Fourth of July:
“As we approach Independence Day, we remember that day in history, July 4, 1776. Our country issued the Declaration of Independence. At the time this document states three basic ideas: God made all men/women equal and gave them the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We have endured many obstacles as a country and a community over the past years. It’s good to know we have overcome and continue to move our country and community forward. I’ll leave you with a quote from former President Ronald Reagan, ‘We’re blessed with the opportunity to stand for something-for liberty, and freedom and fairness-and these are things worth fighting for, worth devoting our lives to.”