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NEWS ALERT – The Weekend Guide July 1-4

The Weekend Guide All that’s hip & happening in the Apalachicola River Valley. WALK IT OUT The annual Walk to Liberty is set for Saturday, July 1, beginning at 8 a.m. CT across Trammell Bridge. Gather at Minnie Lee’s on the Blountstown side at 7:40 a.m. or meet in Bristol at Veterans Memorial Civic Center to ride to the west side for the trek across. If walking is not your thing, you can catch a ride across to Bristol, parade style. A patriotic program will follow at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the local VFW and American Legion chapters. CHRISTMAS IN JULY Get in the gift-giving spirit (or just hoard stuff for yourself) at the Christmas in July Craft Fair Saturday, July 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement. FRESH PRODUCE, ANYONE? The River Valley Marketplace, typically held just once a month, is now open every Saturday in downtown Blountstown. Check it out in the greenspace next to Centennial Bank. Open 8 a.m. to noon, this event is sponsored by Blountstown Main Street. Booth spaces are free and open to anyone with arts, crafts, produce or business products. No flea market items allowed. And if you can sing a tune or strum a guitar, come pick and grin! Entertainers are needed and invited to join the festivities. Call Kelli at 674-1004 for more. LIGHT UP THE SKY A fireworks show is set for Monday, July 4, in Blountstown. The show gets underway around 8:45 p.m., but the fun starts sooner than that. The Blountstown Historic Preservation Committee will be selling hot dogs and drinks beginning at 6 p.m. in front of the old M & B Train on Hwy. 71 to raise funds for the Depot Museum. This is a great spot to watch the fireworks and grab a snack. The BHS Tiger Booster Club will be selling barbecue sandwiches at Magnolia Square beginning at 6 p.m. Football players will also be on golf carts selling sandwiches up and down SR 20 and Main Street.

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