Old Time Gathering and July Fourth Celebration in Mountain View

Old Time Gathering and July Fourth Celebration in Mountain View

The Mountain View Area Chamber of Commerce is making plans for the July 4th Old Time Gathering on the Square, with a barbecue lunch, kids parade, live music and fireworks.

Following the recent sanctioned barbecue event, the Chamber plans to revive the “good ol’ boys competition” that began two years ago by holding a Rib Burn for local competitors who enjoy informal rivalry. Check-in for that event will take place at 7 a.m. on July 4th.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 9:30 a.m., with a “Parade of Kids” taking place at 10 a.m. around the courtsquare. Live music and cloggers will offer entertainment beginning at 11, with a barbecue lunch offered at noon.

Winners of the Rib Burn will be announced at 1 p.m., followed by an auction of meats.

The hottest part of the afternoon will be siesta time, then activities resume at 5 p.m. with live music, cloggers, cake walks and food concessions at the Stone County Fairgrounds main building.

Fireworks will light the sky around 9 p.m.

For more information contact th Mountain View Chamber of Commerce 870-269-8068.