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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for the Week of Saturday, June 23, 2018

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Fireworks

#1: LIGHTING UP THE SKY

The skies will light up ahead of the Fourth of July with Victory’s Fireworks over Decatur July 1.

The annual event held at the Victory Church grounds features bounce houses, water slides, live music and food trucks. The full night of festivities begin at 7 p.m. The fireworks will start after dark.

Parking is $15 per vehicle and all proceeds will benefit 1000 Miles Till Home.

Golf

#2: TEEING OFF

Dust off your clubs and hit the links June 30 at Runaway Bay for the Firecracker Scramble.

The three-man scramble will give golfers a chance to test out the course’s new greens. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start is 9 a.m.

Openings are still available. Calls 940-575-4999 to register.

Parade

#3: CELEBRATE AMERICA

For the 42nd year, residents of Runaway Bay will take to the streets in their decked out golf carts for the Fourth Fest Parade.

Line-up for the annual parade begins at 5 p.m. June 30 at the city barn on Runaway Bay Drive. The parade gets rolling at 5:30 p.m. and will come back to the Bay Community Church grounds for music, food and water slides. The fireworks over Lake Bridgeport will begin shortly after dark.

Football

#4: DOWN, SET, HUT!

It may be June, but it’s football season – kinda.

The Texas 7-on-7 tournament is Thursday and Friday in College Station. The Bridgeport Bulls qualified for the Division II tournament earlier this month. The last shot for other Wise County schools to book their trip to state is this weekend.

Hugs

#5: EVERYONE COULD USE A HUG

Ever have that day where you could use a hug. Well, Friday, June 29 is the day for you. It’s the National Hug Holiday.

Why should you hug someone? According to the day’s webpage, hugging releases the hormone oxytocin in our bodies, which helps to strengthen social bonds. Also a study by Psychological Science found that lots of hugging leads to “less severe illness symptoms.” So, there’s plenty of reason to wrap your arms around someone.

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