It’s been a busy week at the Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce, so I apologize in advance for the length of this message.
We are thrilled to announce that hard work has saved the Pittsburg’s Tri-County Independence Day Blast Fireworks show, and in fact will be bigger and better than ever! This year’s Independence Day Blast will once again be at Broach Park. The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will end at dusk with a spectacular fireworks show. This year will feature activities for the kiddos at 6:30 p.m. If your business, church or group would like to set up a tent offering games, face painting, temporary tattoos, etc., for the children, please contact the Chamber at 903-856-3442. There is no fee for setting up a tent. We merely want to have a lot of activities for children and their parents.
New this year – a Red, White and Blue Children’s Parade. Children are encouraged to decorate themselves and their bicycles, tricycles, wagons, etc. and participate in this Patriotic Parade. The parade will begin at the playground at Broach Park. Any children interested in joining can start to make their way to the area at 6:30 p.m. The parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. Participants will make their way around a portion of the walking trail.
This year’s Parachute Bingo Jump will take place at approximately 8:15 p.m. We are thrilled to announce that this year, Pittsburg’s Mayor Shawn Kennington will jump to determine this year’s winner. The winner of Parachute Bingo will win $1,000. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. You do not need to be present to win. If you would like to purchase tickets, please stop by one of these businesses: Big Earl’s, City Hall, Guaranty Bond Bank, Mayben’s, Pilgrim Bank (downtown & Brookshire’s branch, Texas Country Farm Supply, Pittsburg Insurance and Wallace Law Firm
In addition to the children’s activities, we’ll also have music and an incredible concession stand – come hungry and thirsty for some tasty treats.
A big thank you to the following sponsors who have stepped up and financed this year’s fireworks show – Pilgrim’s, City of Pittsburg, Mr. and Mrs. Ralston, Eve Pilgrim, Germania, Smith Furniture, First National Bank, Pittsburg Auto Lube, Tommy Lee Memorial Bike Run, Cozart & John, Jerry and Deanna French, John Livingston, Camp Co. EMS, Wallace Law Firm, Southern Wind Manor, Pilgrim Bank, Cypress Bank, Holman House, Sausage Warehouse, Pittsburg Hot Links, Pittsburg Insurance, Bill and Julie Gilbert, Shawn Kennington, Harold Kennington, 345 Roofing and Construction, B&S, Century 21, AJ Mason, Cars Plus/Déjà vu Consignments, Castletop Roofing, Pittsburg Lions Club and Woodmen Life
The Race Has Begun! The Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present this year’s Pioneer Days Peach Queen contestants. Chamber President James Wallace announced the 2018 class vying for the crown on Friday, June 1 at the Chamber office. The contestants and their sponsors are, from left, Maliyah Jackson, The Douglass Alumni; Lessly Garza, Pittsburg Rotary Club; Emily Calderon, Pittsburg Kiwanis Club; KyAuna Jones, NAACP; Kortnie Griffin, Pittsburg Rodeo Association; Kyleigh Hefner, Efurd Orchards and Makenzie Edwards, Pittsburg Lion’s Club.