Fireworks, other activities for the Fourth of July

Fireworks, gatherings at veterans' lodges and other festivities will mark the Fourth of July holiday in the Kingman area.

City, county, state and federal offices will be closed along with banks and other businesses.

The Miner will publish an edition Friday, but its offices will be closed.

The Kingman Sanitation Department and Waste Management, which serves outlying areas, will not pick up trash Friday.

For information about holiday service in outlying areas, call Waste Management at 718-4902.

For the first time in years, the city of Kingman will shoot Fourth of July fireworks just across Interstate 40 at the county fairgrounds instead of at Centennial Park.

Activities will begin at noon with the Drifters Car Club car show.

Food and beverages will be available as will game booths, a dunk tank and live music.

Musical group The Aces will play from 5 p.m.

to 9 p.m.

Mud Mania, the city's annual mud obstacle course, registration will be from noon to 1 p.m.

A talent show will be open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m.

Admission to the fairgrounds is $2.

Parking costs $1 per vehicle.

Game booth tickets are 10 for $1.

Picnickers will still be able to watch the display from Centennial Park.

The fireworks display should begin around 9 p.m.

For more information, contact the fairgrounds at 753-5567 or 753-2636.

Fourth of July activities have also been planned for Golden Valley, Chloride and Valle Vista.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2555 in Golden Valley scheduled a three-day rummage sale from 10 a.m.

to 3 p.m.

beginning on Friday.

The post is at 6860 Supai Drive.

Post members also will serve hamburgers and hot dogs from 1 p.m.

to closing time Saturday, usually around 9 p.m.

The food costs $2.

American Legion Post 22 in Golden Valley has scheduled an open house beginning with a mud obstacle course for children at noon Friday.

The post is on Verde Road north of state Route 68.

From noon to 5 p.m., participants may eat hot dogs and other food and take part in karaoke singing.

A country band is scheduled to perform from 5 p.m.

to 9 p.m.

The event, which is free, will feature contests and prizes.

In Chloride, residents plan to head to Windy Point in the Cerbat Mountains for a picnic and camping.

The event in the past has drawn as many as 70 people, organizer Della Boone said.

"We used to do it quite a bit," Boone said.

"I don't know why we quit.

It's just an idea to get together."

Boone said participants will bring charcoal broilers because of fire restrictions on federal lands.

They will serve hamburgers and hot dogs.

"We play horseshoes, and somebody usually brings a guitar or something," she said.

At ValleVista, Fourth of July observances start with a golf tournament at 10 a.m.

Children's games, dunk tank, putting contest, chipping contest and bocce ball start at 4 p.m.

From 4 to 6 p.m.

a pit barbecue dinner will be served.

A fireworks display will begin at dark.