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July 4 bash in Sahalee Park

A full day of patriotic activities with the theme "Our Flag -- Our Symbol of Freedom" is gearing up in Madras, topped off with the town's Fourth of July fireworks display.
   Players and guests in town for the Little League All Stars tournament are invited to attend all events.
   Tuesday, July 3, is Rio restaurant's block party at 5 p.m., on Fifth and E streets, with kids' games and free tacos for Little League All Stars.
   Wednesday, July 4:
   . 6 a.m., the Todd Beamer Memorial Run kicks off with registration in Sahalee Park. A Fun Walk/Run begins after the runners come in.
   . 11 a.m., the hometown Fourth of July Parade at Sahalee Park.
   . 1 p.m., the inaugural Lawn Mower Race at the park. Call the chamber to get your rider registered.
   . 2:30 p.m., Madras Aquatic Center's Slam Dunk Contest at Sahalee Park.
   . 5 p.m., MAC Splash begins at the aquatic center with barbecue, swimming and fireworks viewing.
   . At dusk, a spectacular fireworks display, sponsored by the Madras Sparklers.