Fireworks and more this week

A few area towns are putting on a special celebration for Independence Day.



Food vendors will begin showing up in Fairfield?s Waterworks Park at about 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., vehicles will no longer be able to drive fully into the park because they will be redirected to park in the grassy field. Fireworks will be discharged at dusk.

Fairfield Park and Rec director Calvin Todd said, ?We encourage people to come out to swim, play sand volleyball or just relax.?



Richland will discharge fireworks at dusk Tuesday at the ballpark. The concession stand will open at 6:30 p.m., and Mary Kitch will provide entertainment on the stage from 8-9 p.m.

The Lions Club will host a free will offering breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Wednesday at Mother Cabrini Hall.



Keosauqua has a number of public events Wednesday in its city park. The day begins with an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Lunch and snacks will be served all afternoon starting at 11 a.m.

The pedal pull signup begins at 12:30 p.m., and the event starts at 1 p.m. Kids? games, a bounce house and kiddie train will begin at 2 p.m., the same time as bingo in the senior center.

Kids will dive into the Silver Mine at 4 p.m., followed by the Harvest Band at 6 p.m. A raffle drawing for cash prizes will be held before the fireworks, which will be discharged at dusk over the Des Moines River.