The KJAS Radio and Jasper’s Independence Day Celebration will be held on, Saturday, June 29th, starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Gazebo in Sandy Creek Park on Marvin Hancock Drive.

Even though light showers have continued to move through the area, THE SHOW IS STILL ON RAIN OR SHINE!

SCHEDULE

5:00 - The event is officially underway

5:10 - LIVE music from Jennifer Cuellar and the Furlow Family

5:50 - Watermelon Eating Contest sponsored by County Treasurer Rene Ellis

6:00 - LIVE music from the City Nights Band

7:30 - Hula-Hoop Contest

8:00 - LIVE music from the City Nights Band

9:28 - Prayer from Fr. Ron Foshage of St Michaels Catholic Church

9:30 - FIREWORKS

Festivities include LIVE entertainment at 6:00 p.m. by the “City Nights Band” from Sugarland, Texas.

Also on hand will be Linda Gish with her Balloon Animal Art, Dewayne Armstrong with his Fun in the Sun Water Slides and Inflatables, along with the Jasper Police Association’s dunking booth. Other activities include face painting.

In between song sets, Jennifer Cuellar and the Furlow’s will provide music to the crowd.

KJAS Radio will have their annual hula-hoop contest for kids four to twelve years old starting at 7:30 p.m. with trophies for 1st and 2nd place. For the second year in a row, Rene’ Kellly Ellis, Jasper County Treasurer will sponsor the Watermelon Eating Contest starting at 6:00 p.m. for kids 7 years to 16, and a ladies and men divisions awarding trophies to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

There will also be local charity and commercial vendors selling festival foods, Rudy’s K-Bobs, Dippin’ Dot ice-cream, Mexican food, lemonade, hamburgers, hot dogs, alligator, and more!

“Heroes and Patriots” will be on hand with Military themed items and lighted patriotic toys for sell.

As in years past, Craig George, from Campti, Lousiana will once again shoot a spectacular 15-minute fireworks show choreographed to patriotic music at 9:30 p.m. on the South Side of the pond. Show-Tech Productions, Dallas, Texas will provide the sound throughout the park.

For the safety of the vendors, Marvin Hancock Drive at Sandy Creek Park will close at 3:00 p.m. to set up and have access to the roadway. The City of Jasper will run the trollies starting at 4:30 p.m. to the entrance of Sandy Creek Park for those folks that don’t want to walk.

Coordinator, Debbie Foster says stay safe, have fun, bring your lawn chairs, use sunscreen, and drink plenty of water and gator-aide. This event is free to the public.

2019 Downtown Merchants Donations

A-1 Refrigeration

Rhonda Adcock

Advantage Plus Homecare

Affinity Hospice

Always Remembered

Belle-Jim Hotel

Maureen Bidwell-Helping Hands Sitters

Tom Bledsoe

Bobbie's Bokay

C3 Oil Company

Neil Chamberlain

City of Jasper

Derek & Nicole Clotiaux

Coburn's Supply

The Cottage

Bill L. Dover Co.

Dub & Flo's

East Texas Exterminating Co.

Econolodge

Elijah's Cafe

Few Ready Mix Concrete Co.

First Insurance Services

First National Bank

Flurry & Son Logging

Garland Smith Abstract Co.

Hamburger Depot

Jim & Pam Hamilton

Hill's Quality Flooring

Hollis Tire

Horn Memorial-Glendale Horn

Jasper Miller's

Jasper-Newton Electric Coop

Jasper Saw & Mower

JECDO

KJAS-Rayburn Broadcasting Co.

Eric Koch, DDS

Joe Knight-State Farm Ins.

Todd Knight-Allstate Ins.

Lake Country Chevrolet

Lakes Area Veterinary Hospital

Lakeway Tire

Chris Lanier-LRG., Inc.

LaPaz Bed & Breakfast

McDonald Mobile Homes

Bill McGraw

Mitch McMillon

Brent Meaux-State Farm Ins.

Medicine Shoppe

Meigs Building Material

Jennifer Miranda

MobilOil FCU

Morian & Kahla, Attorneys At Law

Ken & Marsha Nabors

Danny Newsom

Evelyn O'Neill

Pillars of the Community

Dennis Pryor-Liberty Tax

Pulliam & Pulliam, CPA

Michael Ratcliff

Terry Ray Insurance

Rayburn General Dentistry

Rick's Collision

Randy Sayers, CPA

Seale, Stover & Bisbey, Attorneys At Law

Shultz Funeral Home

Sonic-Jasper

Southeast Texas Oilfield Supply

Southside Bank

Stewart Glass

Stringer-Griffin Funeral Home

Vann Septic Systems

Weaver Bros. Motor Co.

Whataburger

Lindsey Whisenhant, Attorney At Law

Doug Williford & Son

Woman's Civic Club

Wood Saw Company