New Madison 4th of July Celebration Recap

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There was plenty to see and do Friday and Saturday at the New Madison Fourth of July Celebration including this bed race. (Dale Barger Photo)

NEW MADISON – The New Madison 4th of July Celebration was a two-day event that took place on Friday June 30th and Saturday July 1st.

There was plenty to see and do in the community both days.

The New Madison 4th of July committee set a block party in the center of downtown in the Parking lot of Farmers State Bank and across the street in the open lot set-up with business vendor tents, a dunk tank, kid’s games and a large entertainment tent.  Food Trucks were on the street that was blocked off.

At 6pm the New Madison Little Mr. & Miss Firecracker Pageant kicked things off in the bank parking lot with 12 Miss contestants and 4 Mister entries.

16 contestants vied for the Little Mister and Miss Firecracker at the New Madison Fourth of July Celebration. (Dale Barger Photo)

Little Miss contestants were Kamryn Richardson, Mia DeMarcus, Jesslee Pearl Woodward, Penelop Grant, Sadie Mae Bourne, Rowan Reier, Everly Richardson, Evelyn Barger, Daezie Sperry, Emeri Pettit-Fourman, Kinlee Jo Wilson and Hailee Overholser.

Little Mister contestants were Brycen Pearson, Malaki Brown, Alex McKinney and Braxton McKinney.

The winner for Little Miss Firecracker was Hailee Overholser daughter of Tyler and Keona Overholser and the winner of Little Mister Firecracker was Malaki Brown son of Mallary Hallman and Kane Brown.

Little Mister Firecracker was Malaki Brown and Little Miss Firecracker was Hailee Overholser. (Dale Barger Photo)

Bed Races took place at 7pm with two entries both making two runs and was quite entertaining.

The Bed Race was competitive and fun to watch. (Dale Barger Photo)

The entertainment tent featured two bands on Friday evening beginning with Shannon Clark & the Sugar, followed by the Northern Burnouts.

Shannon Clark and the Sugar were one of three entertainment acts that took the stage in the big tent at New Madison 4th of July Celebration. (Dale Barger Photo)

On Saturday there was a pancake breakfast all you can eat at Schlechty’s Sports Bar & Grill from 7-10am.

The scheduled 11 am parade was cancelled due to inclement weather.  This year’s Parade Marshall was Roger Hunt who served his community for 43 years with the New Madison Volunteer Fire Department.  He joined in 1975 and served as a firefighter, treasurer, captain, trustee, chief and safety officer.

A car show was presented from Noon – 3pm

From Noon to 3pm Saturday the Main Street in New Madison was lined for a car show. (Dale Barger Photo)

From 12-3pm the Smith Brothers provided entertainment in the big tent.

1pm was the start time for a sanctioned Kiddie Tractor pull that had 25 total participants in three age groups.

The winners by Age Group were as follows:

Emmet McNew was all smiles in the Kiddie Tractor Pull. (Dale Barger Photo)

3&4 Age Range:

1st place – Caydence Mahan

2nd Place – Cruze Cooley

3rd Place – Lane Butts

5&6 Age Range:

1st Place – Sadie Preston

2nd Place – Emmett McNew

3rd Place – Lincoln Butts

7&8 Age Range:

1st Place – Gwendolynne Leugers

2nd Place – Knox Rothwell

3rd Place – Ivan Rausch

The New Madison Civic Center traditional food and beverage pavilion was open Friday evening and all-day Saturday where they featured Ketring Meats being grilled both days.

Lots of Volleyball action at the New Madison Civic Center on Saturday. (Dale Barger Photo)

A longstanding tradition with a volleyball tournament took place in the morning and afternoon and a Corn Hole Tournament both Friday evening and Saturday Evening.

The Civic Center hosted a corn hole tournament Friday night and Saturday night. (Dale Barger Photo)

The evening wouldn’t be complete without fireworks with spectators viewing from the south parking lot of Tri-Village Schools.