Nocona, Saint Jo ready to sparkle this July 4th

Two Montague County communities are planning sparkling activities to celebrate July 4th this Saturday.

Lake Nocona

Following a three-year drought of fireworks at Lake Nocona, the Lions Club will light up the skies this July 4th holiday.

The once-annual event was cancelled due to the low lake levels at Lake Nocona. This year with the lake filled up from spring rains, there will be fireworks and the traditional boat parade.

Phil Staley, member of the Lions Club, said the group is excited to return this fun event to Lake Nocona.

“It has been three years and something always stopped it, burn ban or drought. It will be the biggest one ever,” said Staley.

The chamber also is coordinating a boat parade for earlier in the evening.

Saint Jo

1. Old Jo 5K run @ 8:00 am.

2. Children’s Activies @ 6:00 pm.

3. Concessions start at 6:00 pm.
4. Live music starts @ 6:00 pm.
5. Ice cream contest starts @ 6:30 pm.
6. Concession stand closes at 9:00 pm.
7. Fireworks start @ 9:00 pm.
In addition to all activities, the Montague County Child Welfare Board will be serving free watermelon (donations accepted).
For full details of all the activities read the mid-week News and Happy July 4th.