LEWISTON—It begins early with a 6 a.m. cannon salute and ends at dark with fireworks launched at the rodeo grounds. In between, there are activities for all ages at the City of Lewiston’s 4th of July celebration.
Celebration Chairwoman Jonna Westover said there are two rodeos, one on Monday, July 3, at 7 p.m. and the other on Tuesday, July 4, at noon. A <a href=”http://www.patriotborderrun.com/”>Patriot Border Run</a>, with 1 mile, 5K and 10K races, begins Tuesday at 7 a.m., followed by Lewiston’s Famous Parade at 9:15 a.m.
Westover said a flag ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m., after which Hugh Jenkins, a Lewiston native and veteran who served in Afghanistan will give a patriotic address.
“As a kid, he was just a calf feeder on one of the dairy farms around here,” Westover said. “He joined the Utah Army National Guard out of high school and he served in Afghanistan. He was a staff sergeant. Right now, he is actually a teacher over in Wyoming. He’s a great, great guy.”
Westover says the popular Wells Jackson Memorial Horse Pulls are at 6:30 p.m., and a movie will be shown at the Lewiston Theater prior to the fireworks. More information is available at <a href=”http://www.lewiston-ut.org/”>www.lewiston-ut.org</a>.