The Monument Fourth of July Jubilee had a schedule full of activities starting with a biscuit and gravy breakfast and ending with a fireworks show over the river.
Sahara Hyder organized the 4-H Color Run 5K, with 27 runners taking a route on Wall Creek Road, starting and ending at Monument School.
After the parade, people enjoyed events in the park, including bobbing for apples and a display of patriotically themed quilts and knitted items at the basketball court. Carson McKay, who will be a junior at Prairie City School this fall, auctioned off desserts.
Lonnie Lawrence, who spearheaded games and activities, said it was a fun and enjoyable day.
“The kids games were well attended, and everyone seemed to have a good time,” she said. “We had a really good turnout, much better than expected, and did quite well.”
First: Cody Cole and David Hudson, 50/50 pot
First: Heath Vaughan and Jake Kralman, 50/50 pot
4-H Color Run 5K
First: Josh Thomas, 24:45
Second: Brittany Desadier, 24:46
Third: Jordan Desadier, 24:47
Best of Show: Aubrey Bowles and Kyla Emerson
First: Taylor Hamilton and Jenna Kelli
First: Stacey Cox and Casey Pogue
First: Molly Jean and Mary Cade
First: Archie Osborn
First: Weston Hamilton