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Ramona plans 4th activities

A full day of events is being planned for this year’s Independence Day celebration in Ramona.

A 10-kilometer race, the Redneck Run, will begin at 7:30 a.m. July 4. A 2-mile fun run will follow at 8 a.m.

Biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, and drinks will served from 8 to 10 a.m. at city hall, 302 D St.

At noon, Brasch’s Bratwurst will feature German food, and the Snow Cone Shack will offer shaved ice.

Registration also will begin for the three-on-three James Weber Memorial Basketball Competition. The entry fee for the event, which will begin at 1 p.m. at the city park, is $15 per team, with half paid in prizes and half benefitting the James Weber Memorial Scholarship Fund.

At 5 p.m., the Knights of Columbus will begin selling sausage and corn from Jirak Farms, and a variety of events will begin on Main Street.

Included will be a medallion hunt, with a $125 prize to celebrate 125 years of Ramona history, and a lawnmower obstacle course with cash prizes.

Tram rides around town will highlight Ramona history, as will displays in city hall.

More than $600 in prizes will be awarded to entries in the festival’s parade, beginning at 6 p.m.

Entries, which can include antique tractors and vintage cars, will compete in three categories, each with a $100 prize: patriotic (red, white and blue), historical, and humorous (Redneck in Ramona).

No entry fee will be charged. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the city park.

Contests after the parade will include a kid’s tractor pull, pie eating for kids, and root beer chugging and nail pounding for teens and adults.

The Justus Band, playing classic country and rock, will perform before fireworks at dark.

For more, visit or call Byron Noeth at (785) 258-4085.

Last modified June 21, 2012