For immediate release June 12, 2009
Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858
(COUNCIL BLUFFS) – The Western Historic Trails Center will host its annual Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration Friday, July 3, 2009, with fireworks, food, and games and prizes.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; carnival games begin at 6 p.m. Bake goods and other foods will be available for purchase. The event will feature a pie-tasting contest and a great location to view Rosenblatt Stadium fireworks. WHTC encourages attendees to bring bug spray and lawn chairs.
Admission is $10 per car, and includes carnival game tickets. Admission and carnival game tickets can also be purchased in advance at the Trails Center. WHTC’s Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration is supported in part by a Promise Partner Grant. Call 712-366-4900 for more information or to volunteer.
The Western Historic Trails Center is operated by the State Historical Society of Iowa, a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa’s past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa’s historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Please visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.