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Ethan plans July 4, SD 125th activities

ETHAN — Ethan will salute South Dakota’s 125th anniversary into statehood on July 4 at the City Park, Ethan.

The celebration begins at 5 p.m. with a community potluck. Pork loin will be provided for a free-will donation. Everyone is asked to bring a side dish or dessert.

At 6 p.m., “Star Spangled Banner,” a tribute to Ethan’s past and present citizens, will be presented. It will include a speech by Lyle Swenson on the history of South Dakota and Ethan.

After the presentations and speaker, there will be games, socializing, photo booth area, scavenger hunt, chicken poop-a-palooza raffle (advance tickets available at the city office) and novelty items for sale.

The annual fi reworks display by the Ethan Fire Department will take place at dusk.

For more information, contact Sonya Hespe at the city office between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, at 227-1430.

— Source: City of Ethan