Area 4th of July Events

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It was a day of food and fellowship for Brazos Valley residents this 4th of July. The festivities were held to celebrate independence, while recognizing those serving our country.

Celebrating our Patriotic Heritage
The Brazos Heritage Society hosted an old fashioned 4th of July celebration at Heritage Park. Families took part in activities including storytelling, games, and crafts and of course, it was all pet-friendly. Local artist Eugene-Eugene provided the tunes.

Millican Pancake Breakfast
Patriotic pancakes were on the menu at Millican's annual 4th of July breakfast. Dozens turned out to fork up some flapjacks and fork over money to the Millican Community Center. Organizers plan to use the proceeds to spruce up the old building that has been around since 1930.

Wheelock Parade and Barbecue
Over in Wheelock, the center of attention was floats, but not the kind you eat. A community parade featured entries ranging from four wheelers, to fire engines. A lunch followed with proceeds going toward the restoration of the Wheelock Community Center.

Brazos Valley VFW Barbecue Fundraiser
Brazos Valley Veterans hosted a July 4th barbecue lunch.
The annual fundraiser is hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary. Veteran's reflected on their tours of duty and honored the men and women serving today.

"I have the up-most respect for them and honor and cherish them and I thank them every time I see one that has come back or leaving. I pray for them, for their return, their safety and their families," said local Veteran, Charlie Crawford.