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Fireworks to highlight celebration Saturday

A day of fun in the mud with music and fireworks is on tap Saturday for Iowa Park’s Independence Day celebration Saturday at Gordon Lake.
The Iowa Park Police Assocation will be selling hot dogs, chips and drinks on site for $5 from noon until 4 p.m., or until they run out. All proceeds will benefit the police association.
The mud volleyball tournament will begin at 12-noon Saturday on the east side of Gordon Lake, with teams vying to win money for the charities of their choice.
Live entertainment by local band Whatamoo will begin at 7 p.m. near the volleyball courts, and end with the fireworks display.
The City of Iowa Park and The Commmunity Development Corporaion (4-B) are sponsoring an 18-minute fireworks display by Tyler Rushing.
The walking track on the dam will be closed at 9 a.m. Saturday, so fireworks can be set up for that evening.
There will be first, second and third place winning teams in each age division, as well as a showmanship award given during the first game only.
Some of the charities chosen by the teams to receive prize money are St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Wichita Falls Austism Awareness, Hospice, Iowa Park Optimist Club, Iowa Park Animal Reclaim Center. Hawks Fight Hunger, Peter Pan Foundation, Cook’s Children’s Hospital, SIDS, Texas Pit Crew and the Iowa Park Ministerial Alliance.
Pig Pen Mud Volleyball shirts are available to buy at Iowa Park City Hall for $15, with all proceeds to benefit the Iowa Park Optimist Club.
The mud volleyball is sponsored by Liggett Contracting, Frosty Paradise, Midwest Waste, and Brandon, Perdue, Fielder, Collins and Mott Law Firm.