Independence Day is an important day for all of us, the day America became a country. It's also the day that Vader puts on their 4th of July festivities.
"We are a community of Patriotic Americans," said Vader Mayor Ken Smith. "We love to gather together to celebrate with fireworks. This year, as in the previous years will be bigger and better than the past. We love to celebrate with our country, our constitution, our flag and fireworks. We enjoy this day for all the freedoms they represent."
There are many events scheduled for the day, beginning with the Corn Hole tournament; sign-up begins at 1:00 p.m. Corn Hole is a game in which small bags filled with dried corn are tossed into a hole at one end of a wooden platform. There is a $5 buy-in and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will split the pot.
Just to name a few of the many vendors that will open their booths at 4:00 p.m.: Randt Williams Boutique will offer many wonderful items for the home, Toledo Lavender, and an ice cream truck. There will also be classic cars from the Quarter Milers group. The Little Crane Cafe will be open for business.
This is a tradition that has been going on for many years. Lewis County Commissioner Edna Fund stated, "I applaud Vader, the little town once called Sophera and Little Falls. They brought together a community for Independence Day. This town is a role model for others to work together for a common goal.
Jason Dailey, owner of the Little Crane Cafe, stated, "It's going to be fun. We will be serving hot dogs and have games for the kids. Come on down and enjoy the fun."
The fireworks show starts at 10:00 p.m. and the show will last from 20 to 30 minutes. Jakes Fireworks has donated $2,000 for fireworks and the City of Vader has donated $3,000 for the event.
Mike and Victoria Parsons have been busy organizing the Vader 4th of July event. Mike Parsons, city council member, stated, "This has been a long-running tradition in Vader. We are excited to continue this tradition."