LARNED — The Larned Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors have raised donations through its community flag program to sponsor the city’s annual fireworks display at the Community Center.
The Larned Chamber Ambassadors sponsor the annual fireworks display at the Community Center at dusk. Chamber ambassadors solicit participation for any area business or individual which wants to display the U.S. flag on six selected holidays, including July 4. More than 150 participants help raise several thousand dollars for the fireworks display.
“That is what funds the annual fireworks display. The Chamber ambassadors assist in signing up participants and display and take down the U.S. flags,” said Kevin Holt, Chamber ambassador. “They work behind the scenes to make sure everyone is signed up and check to see anyone new wants to sign up. It’s fun to see when some of the city blocks are decked out a certain way.”
The American Legion Riders will kick off July 4 festivities by bringing in the colors. Fireworks are scheduled shortly after 9:30 p.m.
“There is plenty of parking and people are encouraged to brink blankets and lawn chairs if they want to,” Holt said. “It’s a great place to see the fireworks show.”
The Fort Larned National Historic Site will sponsor special programs and events July 4.
• SANTA FE TRAIL RUN/WALK — The 33rd Santa Fe Trail Run/Walk/Triathlon is scheduled at Schnack Park Saturday. The Santa Fe Trail Run/Walk Triathlon is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Larned.
Race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with events starting at 7:30 a.m.
Events feature a two-mile walk, a two-mile run, a 10 kilometer run, and a triathlon, which features a swim lap, a 10K bike ride and a two-mile run.
Medals are awarded to the top three finishers in age age division for males and females. Age brackets are 0-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over.
The John Schnack Express Train is scheduled to run following the races.