July 4, 20197:00 am
Happy Independence Day! Be safe.
The Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance Office is closed today along with the Mt. Pleasant City offices. Today's garbage pick up will be Friday.
The Henry County Courthouse will be closed for the 4th of July and the Henry County Auditor, Recorder, Assessor and Attorney Offices will be closed July 5th.
The Mount Pleasant Family Aquatic Center will close at 5 pm in observance of Independence Day.
The annual Morning Sun 4th of July celebration begins at 6:30 am with the Legion Pancake Breakfast. There will be all the traditional favorites like the Tiger Trot, Toilet Bowl races, Flower Show, Horseshoe Tournament and Bill Riley Talent Show. The Mile Long Parade starts at 3 pm and the evening entertainment begins at 6:30 pm. There will be skydivers at 7 pm and fireworks at dusk.
Wayland is once again hosting a day full of 4th of July fun. The parade is at 10:30 am rain or shine. Fireworks are at dusk at the football field. The rest of the events include the Wayland Lions Club breakfast, Walk for the Wetlands, Firefighter Water games, Scavenger Hunt and bags tournament.
The Keosauqua Lions are celebrating the 4th of July today starting with a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast from 7 to 10 am! The Caleb Strait Memorial Pedal Pull is at 1 pm, followed by Bingo at the Senior Center, a bounce house, kiddie train, and kids' games at 2 pm. The Harvest Band will perform at 6 pm, and there will be raffle drawings for cash prizes and fireworks at dusk. All the excitement will take place in the Keosauqua City Park!
The Independence Day Parade in Mt. Pleasant is at 5 pm out at McMillan Park! Meet Your Local Heroes, Free Carousel Rides and Free Trolley Rides start after the parade. There will be Inflatables & Face Painting for kids. DJ Midnight Crystal. Food available for purchase. There is no charge for this event, but they will walk around with donation buckets prior to the fireworks which begin at dark.