“Celebrate Freedom” is the theme for the annual Sully Fourth of July Celebration. Events will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 4-6. It takes many people to make it happen and many come back year after year for the traditional celebration in Sully. Everyone loves a parade, and it’s not too early to plan your parade entry. No pre-registration needed for the kiddie parade. Pre-registration would be helpful for the big parade (use form below or at www.sullyia.com) but is not required or form could be used to take to the registration.
VETERANS NEEDED AS PARADE GRAND MARSHALS: Any veterans interested, please plan to walk or ride in the parade immediately following the Freedom Rock dedication. By June 30, if you want to ride and not walk, contact Brent Vander Molen 641-891-6793 to plan vehicle accommodations.
PLEASE, NO PARKING AROUND THE SULLY SQUARE. Many Freedom Run participants and other out-of-town guests see cars parked and then they park too, so if you need to unload supplies, please do so in the least amount of time possible.
HANDICAPPED PARKING will be at Key Cooperative Lumber Dept.
Kybos/restrooms will be east of the post office.
The tentative schedule is:
FRIDAY, JULY 4
7 a.m.-3 p.m. Fly-In at Sully Airport, weather permitting.
7-9:30 a.m. Faithwalkers Breakfast, menu includes pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, coffee, and juice.
7 a.m.-10 p.m. Van Wijk Winery open (7-8 a.m. featuring “Latte Fun” – buy one flavored latte at 10 percent discount or buy one 12 oz. flavored latte and get a second latte of equal size free.)
8 a.m. morning free coffee and rolls sponsored by Sully Business Assn. and served by the Garden Thyme Club at the Deep Rock Station.
8-10 a.m. 19th Annual Freedom Fun Run and Kiddie Run, one-mile and 5K, starting and ending on the west side of the Sully square with proceeds for L-S Cross Country and Athletic Fund.
8 a.m.-noon Sully First Reformed Church Legacy Addition Open House
8:30 a.m. registration for the parade begins at Sully First Reformed Church south parking lot area. Kiddie parade entries meet at Deep Rock Station.
9-9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Inspirations carnival games and inflatables.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Van Kooten barrel rides.
9:30 a.m. Jasper County Freedom Rock dedication, opening prayer, and flag raising with community choir singing the National Anthem and patriotic songs.
10-11 a.m. parade.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. public viewing of progress of restoration of old hardware building on the south side of the Sully square, lemonade and cookies served.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. meal served by Sully Lions Club to benefit the Sully Central Park rejuvenation project.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Coffee Cup Cafe will be open and holding a raffle for two pavers for veterans at the Jasper County Freedom Rock (sign up will start before July 4).
11 a.m. area firefighters and kids water fights.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Van Wijk Winery open house highlighting Wine-A-Rita samples: Wine Glace, CosmoRita, Senorita, Skinny Senoria, and Blueberry Pomegranate frozen wine drinks, and Iowa Craft beers.
Noon Deep Rock Ice Cream Shoppe will open.
Noon-dusk softball tournament at Sully Ballpark.
1-5 p.m. antique tractor pull near Sully City Maintenance Building in the business park on west side of Sully.
1-2 p.m. video showing in Sully Community Center of Jasper County Freedom Rock painting process.
2-3 p.m. music in the Sully Community Building.
6-10 p.m. Van Wijk Winery Deck Party featuring live Caribbean & Jazz music by Alex Maasdam (tips appreciated!), food and beverages sold separately.
9:30 p.m. or dark fireworks (rain date is Saturday, July 5).
SATURDAY, JULY 5
8:15 a.m. tractor ride to Newton and back.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Van Wijk Winery open: 10-11 a.m. featuring “Latte Fun” – buy one flavored latte at 10 percent discount or buy one 12 oz. flavored latte and get a second latte of equal size free! 11 a.m.–6 p.m. open house highlighting Wine-A-Rita samples of Wine Glace, CosmoRita, Senorita, Skinny Senoria, and Blueberry Pomegranate frozen wine drinks, and Iowa Craft beers.
6-9 p.m. Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at Van Wijk Winery, “Death of a Black Heart” (pirate theme), advance tickets required.
SUNDAY, JULY 6
5:30-6 p.m. community coffee.
6-7 p.m. community worship service led by Pastor Jerry Morningstar of Sully Community Church (in case of rain, moved to Sully Community Church).