“America – Past, Present, and Future” is the theme of the annual Fourth of July Celebration in Sully for 2013. Events will be held starting Thursday, July 4, and continue through the long weekend, with at least two Lynnville-Sully High School class reunions also scheduled.

                It takes many people to make the annual celebration happen, and many come back year after year for the traditional celebration in Sully. Everyone loves a parade and it’s not too early to plan your parade entry. No pre-registration needed for the kiddie parade. Pre-registration would be helpful for the big parade (use form below or at www.sullyia.com) but is not required.

                PLEASE, NO PARKING AROUND THE SULLY SQUARE. Many Freedom Run participants and other out-of-town guests see cars parked and then they park too. If you need to unload supplies, please do so in the least amount of time possible.

                HANDICAPPED PARKING at Key Cooperative Lumber Dept.

                Kybos/Restrooms east of the post office.

The schedule of events is:

Thursday, July 4:

7 a.m.-3 p.m. Fly-In at Sully Airport, weather permitting.

7-9:30 a.m. Faithwalkers Breakfast at Sully Community Center. Menu includes pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, coffee, and juice.

7 a.m.-4 p.m. Photography Contest Display in Sully Community Center.

7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sully First Reformed Church Silent Quilt Auction in council room at Sully Community Center, proceeds for the church’s new addition.

7 a.m.-1 p.m. Vote for Sully's cutest baby at the display in front of the Hometown Press office on the east side of the Sully square, proceeds for central park revitalization.

8 a.m. Morning Coffee and Donuts sponsored by Sully Business Assn. and served by the Garden Thyme Club at the Deep Rock Station.

8-10 a.m. 18th Annual Fun Run, one-mile and 5K, starting and ending on the west side of the Sully square with proceeds for L-S Cross Country and Athletic Fund.

8-10 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sully First Reformed Church addition open house at 807 3rd St.

8:30-9:45 a.m. Registration for the Parade at Sully First Reformed Church. Kiddie Parade entries meet by the Deep Rock Station.

9-10 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Carnival Games and Inflatables in Sully Central Park sponsored by Inspirations Childcare and Preschool of Sully.

9-10 a.m. Martial Arts Demonstration around the gazebo area featuring jiu-jitsu and taekwondo demonstrations.

9:45 a.m. Flag Raising, southwest corner of the square.

10-11 a.m. Parade through downtown Sully with Grand Marshal, cars, tractors, floats, bikes and trikes, and more. Kiddie entries of bikes, trikes, etc. will join the parade from the Deep Rock Station when parade officials give them the signal. Parade route is from Sully First Reformed Church’s south parking lot at 807 3rd St., west on 3rd Street to the northeast corner of the square, south on the east side of the square, around the south and west sides of the square, to one block north of the square, and right (east) on 2nd Street three blocks to the church’s north parking lot.

NEW 11 a.m. EWI Nickel Scramble (three age groups of kids finding as many nickels as they can in timed event in the square).

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Coffee Cup Cafe will be open to serve meals.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free Van Kooten Barrel Train Rides.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Meal served by Sully Lions Club in tent located in central park, tent seating available. Proceeds to benefit Sully Lions ongoing projects.

11 a.m. (immediately after the parade) Coed Sand Volleyball Tournament at Sully Ballpark, register up to six players for coed teams by July 1, call Angie Ver Ploeg, 594-3210.

Noon-dusk Softball Tournament at Sully Ballpark, contact Kevin Van Maanen, 641-780-3863 by July 2.

Noon Area Firefighters’  and Kids' (ages 5-12) Waterfights, near fire station.

1-3 p.m. Music in the Community Center, magician and more.

1 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull, north of city public works building in the business park.

7-10 p.m. Van Wijk Winery music/deck party (winery open house all day 7 a.m.-5 p.m.).

9:30 p.m. or dark Fireworks Display launched in southeast part of Sully (rain date: July 5).

Friday, July 5:

6-9 p.m. Van Wijk Winery dinner and a movie (winery open house all day 8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Saturday, July 6:

8:15 a.m. Tractor Ride assembling on the north side of Sully square for ride to Gilman and back to Sully.

8 p.m.-midnight Van Wijk Winery music/dance (winery open house all day 7 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Sunday, July 7:

1-4 p.m. Van Wijk Winery open for those who want to kick back and relax.

5:30-6 p.m. Coffee and cookies at central park.

6 p.m. Community Worship at Sully Central Park, take lawn chairs, worship led by Pastor Brian Ochsner of Sully Christian Reformed Church (rain location: Sully Christian Reformed Church).