Local parks hosting July 4 activities
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At Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, on Friday, July 4, from 1 – 4 p.m., the Homeplace hosts a traditional 1850’s Independence Day Celebration under the farm’s shade trees.

Special guest, Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, portrayed by George McGee, will entertain visitors with antics of 1850s politics. The Kentucky Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities fund the Henry Clay program.

Activities include raising the 1850 American flag on the liberty pole, a group reading of the Declaration of Independence, patriotic crafts, games, music, and a cool slice of watermelon. Programs are included with general admission to the Homeplace: $5 ages 13 and up, $3 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

Visitors can spend the afternoon sitting under the shade trees enjoying old-time music from the Dixie Volunteers, learn how to play marbles and town ball, or lend a hand making ice cream the 1850’s way! Ice cream recipes are included in the new Homeplace cookbook, “The Homeplace History and Receipt Book,” which will be available for sale at the Homeplace gift shop.

For the rest of this story, see this week's issue of The Cadiz Record or subscribe to our e-Edition by calling 270-522-6605.
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