Several Marion County communities are gearing up for Independence Day celebrations this week. In Pleasantville, the holiday is also a benefit for seven-year-old Alyssa Scheve. Alyssa had a brain tumor removed in May, and the community is raising money to help the family with medical bills. Bussey has activities all day long, including a 5K to kick things off in the morning. Fireworks also return to Knoxville for the first time in seven years. That show starts at dusk on Willets Drive.
PLEASANTVILLE 4TH CELEBRATION
11 am Parade-
Hope to have Alyssa and her family in the parade as honorary Grand Marshall
Parade until fireworks–50/50 tickets for sale…winner announced before fireworks.
1pm Pleasantville Star Spangled Squad performs at High School.
2-5 Kids events at the park- Pie in the Eye, Dunk Tank, water balloon wars, wack-a-poolza, cake walk, kid games, root beer floats.
3pm- Bags tourney in the Park $5 entry- one for kids, one for adults
2-8pm- Silent Auction in the City Park Shelter House
5-8pm- Hog Roast for first 1000 people at Softball Concession Stand, free will donation.
Includes: Team Alyssa Drag Show)-guys in prom dresses going around and solicit money during the meal, whoever collects the most money wins.
Jason Brown with Chad Sutter
DJ or Live Band until Fireworks.
8pm- Announce winners of silent auction items and last call for 50/50 tickets
Dusk-Fireworks at the Park—Presented by Pleasantville Emergency Services
July 5th Team Alyssa Night at the Ball fields
Pleasantville High School Softball and Baseball teams will play in Alyssa’s honor. Pleasantville High School will donate 100 percent of the gate entry for the night and no passes will be accepted. Contact Kim Friday at Pleasantville State Bank to order your Team Alyssa tee shirt.
BUSSEY 4th CELEBRATION
July 4th in Bussey, parade starting @ 10
1st Bussey Independence Run with 5k or 1k starting at 6:45a on July 4th. Events happening all day on stage, petting zoo for kids, and a climbing wall from National Guard. Ernie Smith will have inflatables and ferris wheel for kids and kettle korn.