Residents prepare for ‘Redneck’ July 4


In addition to the annual Redneck in Ramona festivities July 4, residents will also be commemorating the town’s 125th birthday, according to Jessica Gilbert, city clerk.

In an effort to make these two celebrations even more special, organizers are seeking entries for the antique tractor and vintage car parade scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

Gilbert said there will be three categories with $100 awarded to each first place.

The three groups include a patriotic red-white-blue classification, historical, because it’s Ramona’s 125th birthday, and a humorous class in keeping with the Redneck in Ramona theme.

Activities begin early Wednesday morning with a 10K and two-mile fun run, followed by a country breakfast at the Ramona City Hall, she said.

Food concessions open at noon in the city’s park on Fourth Street to accompany the popular James Weber Memorial 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

Main Street activities begin at 5 p.m. starting with the Medallion Hunt, the Lawnmower Obstacle Course races with cash prizes and tram rides around town highlighting Ramona history. Concessions will move to Main Street for the evening events.

“Following the parade,” Gilbert said, “The Justus Band, playing classic country and rock, will delight and entertain, along with a kids’ tractor pull.

“A spectacular fireworks finale at dark will conclude the festivities,” she said.

For July 4 event details go to: www.RedneckinRamona.com, or call Byron Noeth, chairman, 785-258-4085.


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