A Fourth of July Eve Celebration will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the William Schaeffler House Museum grounds at Grand Avenue and Jefferson Street in Hillsboro.
Hillsboro Mayor Delores Dalke will introduce County Commission candidate Bob Hein and Audrey Mann, wife of Tracey Mann candidate of Kansas First District Congressional seat.
An honor guard from Hillsboro American Legion Post 366 will accompany a performance of the National Anthem by Randal Claassen and others.
The event will include the Hieberts Dulcimers Etc. Eddie and Robert Hiebert are a husband and wife musical duo from Abilene who perform a variety of musical selections on varying combinations of dulcimar, guitar, and autoharp, showcasing their vocal harmonies.
Dale Honeck will return as Uncle Sam. As always, Uncle Sam will lead the Children’s “Red, White, and Blue” patriotic parade. The parade will be formed at 6:15 p.m. west of the Sacheffler Carriage House. All children ages 12 and younger are invited to bring their decorated wagons, tricycles, bikes, scooters, and doll carriages and walkin the parade. Children under 12 will receive free sparklers, under the supervision of the Hillsboro Fire Department.
Don Dahl will deliver the Gettysburg address dressed as Abraham Lincoln.
For $5, participants can enjoy hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad or chips, an ice cream dessert, and beverage. The food sales will benefit the Hillsboro Convention and Visitors Bureau. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
For more information, contact Stan Harder, director of Hillsboro Museums, at (620) 947-3775.