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OPENING CEREMONIES include a community church service at
Southport Baptist Church. 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, JULY 2
BEACH DA\' '93. Long Beach Cabana and Middlcton Park. 8 a.m. -9 p.m.
8 a.m Registration begins, continuing
until events start
9 a.m Surfing contest
9:30 a.m Opening ceremonies
10 a.m Volleyball
10:30 a.m Sand castle building
11 a.m Best body/tan contest
I p.m Horseshoes
1:30 p.m Watermelon eating contest
2:30 p.m Tug-O-War
All day kite flying
6 p.m.-9 p.m Long Beach Cabana, beach
concert/shag contest, with
The Fabulous Kays
SATURDAY, JUUY 3
FREEDOM RUN features a one-mile fun run-walk. 5-K run. 8:30 a.m.
and 9 a.m.. Waterfront Park. Southport.
USED BOOK SALE at old Catholic Church. West St. & Caswell Ave., 9
CHILDREN'S FIELD EVENTS will be held on the Garrison Lawn.
Fort Johnston. 10 a.m.-noon.
ARTS & CRAFTS show with 150-pius exhibitors opens at Franklin
Square Park. I0a.m.-6p.m.
OLD BRUNSWICK COUNTY JAIL oilers a glimpse into the past.
Rhctt & Nash Sts.. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
THE AREA'S MARITIME HFRITAGE is the focus at the Maritime
I3TH ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY ART EXHIBIT opens at Frank
lin Square Gallery. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
EXPANDED AND NEW MILITARY EXHIBITS at Waterfront Park
include a remote-controlled spy plane. Waterfront Park. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT continues throughout the afternoon at Wat
erfront Park, noon-6 p.m.. with a teen concert by two local bands,
HERITAGE HOUSE offers an array of exhibits. Southport Community
Center, on the waterfront. 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
THE SPONTANES headline the street dance on the Southport water
front, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
SUNDAY, JULY 4
A PANCAKE BREAKFAST at Trinity United Methodist Church offers
a hearty start for a long day of festivities. 7 a.m.-10 a m.
MARITIME HERITAGE EXHIBITS are on display at the Maritime
Museum. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
13TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION continues at Franklin Square Gal
lery. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
ARTS AND CRA5TS SHOW continues in Franklin Square Park, 10
a m.-6 p.m.
A FLAG-RAISING CEREMONY will be held at Waterfront Park.
A NEW MISS NORTH CAROLINA makes her first official appear
ance at the N.C. Fourth of July Festival Parade, Moore and Howe Sts.,
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CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT continues at Waterfront Park. 11
ENTERTAINMENT continues at Waterfront Park, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS challenge each other in
the wet and woolly annual Firemen's Competition, rear parking lot,
Southport City Hall. 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
THE SEA NOTES present their annual festival concert, Southport Bap
tist Church, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.
VOLUNTEERS DISH UP free ice cream sundaes. Moore Street. 4:30 p.m.
THE VOLTAGE BROTHERS highlight the line-up as entertainment
continues. Waterfront Park, 5 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
A NEW BOAT OWNER will be announced in a drawing by the South
port Lions Club, Waterfront Park stage, 8:45 p.m.
RELAX ON THE WATERFRONT and enjoy the closing fireworks dis
play, 9 p.m.
Mrs. Ham# White of Shallottc
was installed as president of the
Samuel Swann Chapter. Colonial
Dairies of the 17th Century, at a
meeting Saturday at Poplar Grove
Plantation in Scotts Hill.
Other new officers, installed by
Mrs. John L. Blake of Leland. are
Mrs. Mark Causey of Supply, vice
president; Mrs. Alon/o Bell of
Smyrna, chaplain; Mrs. C.P Staple
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Exhibitors Sought For Guild Festival
Applications arc being acccptcd 65 artists and crafispcrsons exhibit
for the fourth annual Oak Island Art ed their work. ?
Guild Festival scheduled for Sal- Anyune wishing to show and sell
urday, Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. their wares at the festival should
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BY SUSAN USHER
Visitors to the 1993 N.C. Fourth
of July Festival in Southport can
count on four activity-Illicit Jays,
beginning Friday and climaxing
Monday, July 5. with the traditional
beauty queen- and Shriner-packed
parade and a fireworks spectacular
However, this year's festival of
fers plenty that's new along with the
traditional highlights, said Festival
Chairman Guy Auger.
"We're trying to really mix it up."
he said of the festival committee's
efforts to make sure there arc events
to please audiences of all ages and
interests. The key word is more:
more music, more arts and crafts,
more events, especially for the
A Saturday afternoon concert fea
turing rock and roll music by two lo
cal bands targets teenagers, while a
magician, clowns, jugglers and chil
dren's games are among the enter
tainment aimed at smaller children.
Also, for (he first lime, a televi
sion actress rather than a local
young woman will reign as the N.C.
Fourth of July Festival Queen. No
queen's pageant was held this year,
(hough a Tiny Miss and Little Miss
were crowned this past weekend.
Queen-elect Brynn Thayer por
trays attorney Ben Matlock's daugh
ter. Lcannc Mclntyrc. on the televi
sion series "Matlock." The series
filmed on location several times in
Southport last year and the crew was
to return to the area this week.
Thayer, won't be the only queen in
town for the festival. Along with the
usual bevy of visiting queens. Auger
said the ncwly-crowncil Miss North
Carolina will make her first official
THE SPONTANES are one of three bands to perform at evening concerts or street dances during the
N.C. Fourth of July Festival July 2-5 at Southport and Oak Island.
appearance of the year at the festival.
Through an oversight, the state's
top pageant title-holder didn't make
the festival last year, interrupting a
This year's parade will have a dis
tinet military air. featuring the sharp
sounds of two military hands, one
provided by the U.S. Air Force, an
other by the U.S. Marine Corps.
Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate J.D.
Arndt of the U.S. Coast Guard Sta
tion Oak Island will serve as master
An expanded military exhibit on
the waterfront will include a remote
control spy plane, while the N.C.
Baptist Men will have their mobile
disaster response van open for tour
ing. This is ihc same unit that re
sponded to Hurricane Andrew last
year and was in Brunswick County
in June to teed workers involved in
a church-building project near Hol
In another change, all festival en
tertainment in Southport moves to
the waterfront. This year's line-up
has gotten a boost, with three well
known bands headlining evening
concerts and street dances: The
Spontanes, The Fabulous Kays and
The Voltage Brothers.
The traditional fireworks display
will again light the skies in a color
ful closing volley, this year in a
longer version, said Auger. Southern
Fireworks will once again mount its
Optimists Honor DARE Officer
The South Brunswick Islands Optimist Club recently honored Lt. Ronald Hewett of the Brunswick
County Sheriff's Department for his work with youth through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education
(DARE) program. As part of Optimist's Respect Eor Ixtw program, clubs honor officers who distin
guish themselves through outstanding community service. Pictured with Hewett (second from left) are
club members (from left) Jana Martin, Dave Deaver, Sara Estep, Bonnie Cox, Les Craft, Joe Gore and
pyrotechnics on a barge oil the wa
Shoppers will be delighted with
the i50-plus artists and erafters who
will be displaying their works at the
annual show in Franklin Square
"We're having to turn people
away." said Auger. "We have more
than 2(H) wanting to come."
Festival-goers this year will he
encouragcd to not only help keep
Southporl litler-lree. but to recycle
as well. Brunswick County's recy
cling program will station a mobile
unit with bins for sorting across
from the food vendors' booths on
Moore Street, near the waterfront.
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