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!
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
Advantage Plus Homecare
Maureen Bidwell-Helping Hands Sitters
C3 Oil Company
City of Jasper
Derek & Nicole Clotiaux
Bill L. Dover Co.
Dub & Flo's
East Texas Exterminating Co.
Few Ready Mix Concrete Co.
First Insurance Services
First National Bank
Flurry & Son Logging
Garland Smith Abstract Co.
Jim & Pam Hamilton
Hill's Quality Flooring
Horn Memorial-Glendale Horn
Jasper-Newton Electric Coop
Jasper Saw & Mower
KJAS-Rayburn Broadcasting Co.
Eric Koch, DDS
Joe Knight-State Farm Ins.
Todd Knight-Allstate Ins.
Lake Country Chevrolet
Lakes Area Veterinary Hospital
Chris Lanier-LRG., Inc.
LaPaz Bed & Breakfast
McDonald Mobile Homes
Brent Meaux-State Farm Ins.
Meigs Building Material
Morian & Kahla, Attorneys At Law
Ken & Marsha Nabors
Pillars of the Community
Dennis Pryor-Liberty Tax
Pulliam & Pulliam, CPA
Terry Ray Insurance
Rayburn General Dentistry
Randy Sayers, CPA
Seale, Stover & Bisbey, Attorneys At Law
Shultz Funeral Home
Southeast Texas Oilfield Supply
Stringer-Griffin Funeral Home
Vann Septic Systems
Weaver Bros. Motor Co.
Lindsey Whisenhant, Attorney At Law
Doug Williford & Son
Woman's Civic Club
Wood Saw Company