Several celebrations around the area have been set for Independence Day this week.
Hoopeston will have its fireworks display on July 3.
Rossville will host its usual full-schedule of activities July 4.
The Fourth of July Parade will start at 11 a.m. with the line-up starting at 10:30 a.m. behind the grade school at 10:30 a.m.
The Legion fish fry will begin and fire department water slide will begin at noon in Christman Park with the duck race starting at 4 p.m. at the river in the park.
Rankin’s Independence Day celebration will begin July 5 in Centennial Park.
The tractor pull weigh-in will be from 3-5 p.m. with the tractor itself starting at 6 p.m. The categories will include: antique tractors, 4-wheel truck and stock farmer tractors.
The food pavilion will be open from 3-10 p.m. and the beer tent will be open from 4 p.m.-1 a.m.
The celebrations will continue July 6.
The food pavilion will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and the beer tent will be open from 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
The activities will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the adult water ball sign-up with the adult water ball fight going from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
There will be musical acts from noon-2 p.m.
The cake walk, open to all ages, will be at 2:30 p.m.
The kids water ball fight, for ages 6-15, will start at 3 p.m.
There will be kids games and activities from 5-7 p.m. These may include pie eating, watermelon seed spitting, joke telling, egg tossing, pig calling and more.
The fireworks display will take place at dusk.