In case you thought the fun planned for the Fourth of July weekend couldn’t get any better in Glen Rose, you can add another fun event to the lineup.
Chuck Tordiglione, owner of Bull Lion Ranch and Vineyards, has made arrangements to have a street dance in downtown Glen Rose with a live band, from 7-10:30 p.m.
The Glen Rose Reporter announced in last week’s edition that this year’s Fourth of July "Proud to be an American" parade is planned to be traveling through downtown Glen Rose from the high school parking lot that morning.
Kristen Gibson, director of the Glen Rose Convention and Visitors Bureau, said, "For those who are unable or uncomfortable getting out to attend the events in person, we will be providing video snippets and photos on our Facebook page and website for you to enjoy!"
Go online to www.GlenRoseTexas.org/visit, or call the CVB at (254) 897-3081.
Everyone is also invited to attend the Field of Flags ceremony at two different locations, displaying hundreds of flags Friday through Sunday. The locations will be Field 1 at Oakdale Park in memory of Rhett Butler, and Field 2 on U.S. Highway 67 next to the GRISD Administration Building honoring Kristopher Higdon.
Also, the traditional local fireworks display sponsored by the Somervell County Water District, will be on the night of July 4 at Wheeler Branch Park, 2099 County Road 301. The Brady Hulsey Band will perform from 7-9:30 p.m., followed by the fireworks. The park will be open on July 4 starting at 7 a.m. with a regular admission fee of $5 for adults and $2 for children (county residents) and $10 for adults and $5 for children for out-of-county residents. Free admission to the start will start after 7 p.m. that day.
The city accepted an application from Tordiglione for blocking off Walnut Street, between NE Barnard and Grace streets, from 11 a.m. through midnight on Saturday, July 4. The agreement also allows for the consumption of alcohol in that area during the event.
Tordiglione added, "There might be some secret guests," adding that some members of the Dallas Cowboys and some members of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders could show up, along with some rodeo champions.
He said his family-owned downtown shop, Bull Lion Ranch Wine Shop at 202 NE Barnard St., along with other downtown businesses, will be staying open late that night.
"Come on out and support Glen Rose and the shops on the downtown square, and support agriculture," Tordiglione said. "Go Texan."
Tordiglione said he has had other street dances in connection with his downtown shop, most recently last fall.
"Our last street dance was a hit," he said.