Independence celebration on the horizon

Buda Bits
by SANDRA GRIZZLE 

It’s July 4th time with the annual Red, White & Buda Independence Day Celebration coming up in downtown Buda. This is the time for kids to decorate their bikes, scooters, strollers and wagons and line up for the children’s parade at 8:30 a.m. near the old post office building on Main Street. The parade starts at 9 a.m. and will march down Main Street to City Park. There will be lots of free children’s activities in the park until 11 a.m. The Buda Chamber of Commerce will provide concessions. The sky will light up with a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

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Birthday wishes go out to Jo Burdette-Kinnett on June 22; Tommy Poer and Pam Smith on June 23; Joe Randow and Veronica Vallejo on June 25; and Sandra Ramage on June 27.

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Don’t forget the Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament is Sunday, June 24, with sign-in at 2 p.m. and play starting at 2:30 p.m. at the Onion Creek Senior Center in Buda. This is a fundraising event for the senior citizens and sponsored by the Buda Lions Club. For information contact Richard Harlow at 512-626-4028 or Judy Deats at 512-26440.

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The 116th annual Camp Ben McCulloch Reunion comes to an end on Friday, June 22. Music for the Thursday night dance will be provided by the ever-popular People’s Choice Band. On Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., the fiddlers contest gets underway at the pavilion. The contest features all ages of fiddle players and some of the best you have ever heard. There will also be bingo, rides, food and lots of last minute visiting on the grounds. The night ends with dancing under the stars with music by country music favorite Weldon Henson.

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The free movie on Friday night is “Puss in Boots” rated PG, starting at 9 p.m. at Buda City Park. Don’t forget your lawn chair or blanket, cooler and snacks. Paid concessions are also available.

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On Saturday night, June 23, Buda Grill & Gaslight Courtyard will have an evening of jazz, as the Kim Kafka Quartet presents a tribute to Cole Porter from 8 to 10 p.m.

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Can you believe this is the first day of summer today and we are still having temperatures in the 90s. Maybe we will not see too many 100 degree days…we can only hope.

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