Museum is site for old-fashioned celebration

Bring lawn chairs and blankets for an evening of old-fashioned fun at the Fourth of July Eve Celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. July 3 on the grounds of the William F. Schaeffler House Museum.

The evening's entertainment will include patriotic music on the east porch. Kansas Representative Don Dahl will read the Gettysburg Address as Abraham Lincoln.

The national anthem will be performed by David Vogel, followed by a performance of Hillsboro Singing Men and others.

The children's red, white, and blue patriotic parade will form at 6:15 p.m., west of the carriage house. All children, ages 12 and younger, are invited to bring their decorated wagons, tricycles, bikes, scooters, and doll carriages to walk in the parade. Traditional children's games and contests will be held on the west lawn. All children 12 years of age and younger will receive free sparklers. Hillsboro Fire Department will supervise lighting of the sparklers.

Grilled hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad or chips, and homemade ice cream, and beverages will be for sale on the back porch. The food sales will benefit the Friends of the Hillsboro Museums.