Towns plan Fourth of July celebrations
Many local towns will don their best red, white and blue to celebrate the nation's birthday. Communities across Southwest Oklahoma have scheduled Independence Day celebrations throughout the weekend and into the middle of the following week.
Area events include:
The American Spirit Festival will begin at with a themed triathlon at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the Altus City Pool. This year's event will include a novice class for the first time. Participants can register online at https://register.chronotrack.com/r/37129. Everyone is invited to Hoyt Shadid Park at 3 p.m. for an evening of fun and games for the whole family, including a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, inflatables and a kids' bike parade. Live music will be provided by Jericho Woods and Jason Pritchett. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. at the Altus City Reservoir.