Lake community plans 4th festivities

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, June 29, 2013

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A day-long celebration of our nation’s independence will set off Saturday in Runaway Bay.

The ninth annual Firecracker Scramble golf tournament benefiting the Runaway Bay Volunteer Fire Department begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. at The Club at Runaway Bay.

Registration for the four-person scramble is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The $50 entry fee includes green and cart fees.

Prizes will be awarded in each flight and, there will be other specialty prizes including longest putt and bulls-eye. There will be mulligans and raffles available and free food on the course.

For more information, call or email Dawnelle at 940-577-4123,; or Ronnica at 214-926-3025,; or visit

The 10th annual 4th Fest, sponsored by the Greater Runaway Bay Alliance, begins with a patriotism-themed golf cart parade at 6 p.m.

Entries are to line up at the city’s maintenance building on Runaway Drive at 5:30. The procession will start on Runaway Bay Drive before turning right onto Hastings Drive, left onto Halfmoon Way, left onto Tryall Court and right back onto Runaway Bay Drive to The Bay Church parking lot, where prizes will be awarded.

Festivities continue there with the presentation of colors by members of the Wise County Veterans Group followed by the festival. Free activities include the Bridgeport Lions Club train ride, obstacle course, bounce house, music, prizes, a cake walk and games until 8 p.m.

Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each. There will also be a fish fry for $7 a plate.

For the 35th year, the grand finale fireworks display over the lake begins at dusk.

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