Thursday, June 27, 2013

4th in Hugo

Plenty to do in Hugo on the 4th of July! 

Thursday, July 4th will be a busy day in Hugo with plenty of events planned for everyone to enjoy and celebrate the Independence Day holiday.

2012 Boat Races were fun, what will happen in 2013?

The town’s Fourth of July events will be held at Hines (Depot) Park and the Hugo Municipal Swimming Pool during the day. It will conclude with fireworks at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.
Hugo Improvement Partnership (HIP) is helping coordinate the events with cooperation from several other groups and businesses in Hugo. HIP will have a snow cone booth on the grass east of the swimming pool during the cardboard boat race. Anyone wearing red, white and blue will receive a free snow cone.

The Hugo Municipal Swimming Pool will be open and free of charge for all ages from noon.-1:30 p.m. The pool will reopen after the cardboard boat race with free swimming approximately from 3-6 p.m. Games, clowns and other activities will be held throughout the afternoon right next to the pool in Hines Park. Vendors are welcome to set up in the park. Vendors can contact Jenny Nall at (719) 740-0792.

Delicious food will also be available. For lunch, Rick Lockhart will have Rick's BarBQ Wagon set up. Rick sold out quickly at the Fall Festival because it is delicious. So come early and enjoy!!!
Osborne's Supermarket will set up an Extreme Coaster in the grass behind the depot. Kids ages 3-8 can ride the coaster from noon-2 p.m.

At 2 p.m. the cardboard boat race will begin at the Hugo Municipal Pool. The boats must be made of cardboard and duct tape. Registration for the race starts at 1:30-1:50 p.m. The parade of boats begins at 1:50 p.m. For more details on the cardboard boat race go to the Hugo Happenings Facebook page, [1] or contact Bob Kraxberger at (719) 743-2404, extension 142 or email him at

From 4-6:30 p.m., a community barbecue with hotdogs, chips and drinks will be held in the park. Thanks are being given by the event organizers to the First National Bank of Hugo for providing the food and the HIP members who will be doing the cooking and serving of the meal! Donation cans will be at the barbecue location and as you leave the fireworks. All donations collected will go towards the Fourth of July expenses and fireworks.

At 4 p.m. the Pirette Poms cheer group will perform on the basketball court.

The homemade ice cream contest will begin at 4 p.m. by the depot. The Genoa-Hugo High School Cheerleaders will also have brownies and cookies for sale to eat with the ice cream. Tasting and judging the ice cream is free. Entries for the contest need to be submitted by 3:45 p.m. and must be in a bowl or hard-sided container. The categories for the ice cream contest are Best Vanilla, Best Chocolate, Best Other Flavor and People's Choice (Yes,this means everyone in attendance gets to try all of the ice creams!!) Prizes for the contest are $20 for first place and $10 for second place. If
you have questions, please contact Jenny Nall.

At 6 p.m. the Eastern Plains Players will present a melodrama entitled "One Bad Apple Spoils the Barrel or Rotten to the Core." The performance will be behind the depot so bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the show. The performance is free of charge but there will be donation cans available to support the cost of this productions as well as future productions.

At 8 p.m. at the fairgrounds under the awning, a Free Concert featuring Scott Brown from the "Brand of Cross Ministries" will be held. His music is popular on Christian Country Music radio, including three Top 5 songs. Scott is a Christian country music artist, a professional rodeo cowboy and a pastor. Don't miss this exciting concert July 4 at Lincoln County Fairgrounds from 8-9 p.m. hosted by Hi-Plains FCC/Karval Fellowship Church. A love offering will be taken.

To conclude the evening, there will be fireworks at 9 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Please bring the whole family for this fun day and event. The day will be filled with low cost or free fun and food for the whole family to

For more info on all of the events please see the display at Osborne's Supermarket or go to

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