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Fun, Frogs and Fireworks on the Fourth

Hennessey came together Thursday, July 4, to celebrate Independence Day at Bull Foot Park as the local Lions Club hosted the yearly festivities.

The park came alive with activity that began at 10 a.m. Thursday. Local children participated in a turtle race and frog jump that pitted participants against one another to see whose turtle was fastest and whose frog could jump its way to the finish line first. Residents also played horseshoes and looked on as children jumped around and slid down an inflatable waterslide. Additional attractions included a table set up by Hennessey High School Cheerleaders, selling such items as foldable fans, tattoos, water guns and more.

Children ages 14 and under participated in a fishing derby sponsored by the Powder and String Club. According to Lions Club member, Tim Riddle, the event offered awards that included $25 for winners in each of the following categories: largest catfish caught, smallest catfish, most number of fish and largest fish of any other variety. Assistance was offered for baiting the children's hooks, and poles were available for those who did not have their own to use. Riddle stated that attendees were also treated to a giveaway of rods and reels at the event.


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