Old-Fashioned Independence Day returns to Hope Friday

The Town of Hope is bringing back its Old-Fashioned Independence Day celebration this Friday.

The Yellow Trail Museum and Main Street of Hope are partnering on July 1st for a combined holiday celebration and the monthly car Cruise-in on the Hope Town Square.

The Cruise-in will start at 5 p.m.. Old-fashioned Independence Day events will start at 6 p.m. and will include the crowning of Little Miss Sparkler and Mr. Firecracker; a stroller, bike and tricycle parade; an apple-pie baking contest; sack races and other contests on the Town Square.

The Bannister Family Band will be performing from 6:30 to 9 p.m. with fireworks starting at dark.