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Updated: 01/11/2012 07:30:56AM

Holiday happenings set Saturday

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Contestants in last years Little Miss and Mister Firecracker event brought a colorful touch to the pavillion stage at the Fort Meade Outodoor Recreation Area. This year's event will be held Saturday.

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Fort Meade’s official observance of the Independence Day weekend will be Saturday at the Outdoor Recreation area on U.S. 98, starting at 9 a.m. and running through mid afternoon.

Highlights of the day include the Fort Meade Junior Woman’s Club auction starting at 9 a.m., and the bathtub regatta at 1 p.m.

Also on the agenda is the special patriotic program starting at noon in the pavilion as part of the “Old Town” Independence Day celebration. That ceremony will include a performance by Shawna Green as well as the First Baptist Church puppeteers.

The Little Miss and Mister Firecreacker competition will start registering youngsters at 10:30 a.m. with that event set to start at 11 a.m. It is open to infants and children up to age 10.

The auction will have a number of items up for grabs, including: $500 in “Republic” bucks good towards a dumpster from Republic Services which recently took over the city trash hauling contract, as well as a grill that they have donate.

Also on the list: An oil change from Greenwood Chevrolet, Oral B toothbrush from Dr. Bob Fort, a round of golf for two from Torrey Oaks, a variety of plants from Sunshine Growers, hair product from Catch-A-Wave Salon, ice packs from Dr. Roger Haag, a $50 gift certificate from Dr. Lori Shank at the Fort Meade Animal Clinic, a flagpole set with flag from Ace Hardware and four buffet gift certificates from Fred’s Kitchen.

Also: “Luv Shack” candle baskets from Helpmates, one oil change and two car details from Jenkins Ford, a honey basket from Bell Apiaries, two $10 gift cards to Beef O’Brady’s, two extra large cheese pizzas from Palace Pizza, $25 in gas from Barnett’s, a bracelet from Andre’s, five $10 gift certificates from Double RR Cafe, an airplane bank from R & S pawn, dinner for two at John’s Miners Den Drive In, and a glass top dining table with seven matching chairs from A-Keck Boost Mobile.

Items are still being accepted right up until auction time for the fundraiser. Contact Beverly Graves at 285-7223 for more information or to donate.

For information on the rest of the days activities at the park, contact the Fort Meade Chamber of Commerce office at 285-8253.

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