City gets ready to celebrate | The Cleburne News – Alabama News

City gets ready to celebrate | The Cleburne News – Alabama News

 A discussion of events related to the Salute to America celebration occupied the Heflin City Council in a brief meeting Tuesday night.

The Salute to America celebration will be held Saturday at McIntyre Park from 3-9 p.m. and will include the following:

— Watermelon eating and seed-spitting contest

— Bingo and water balloon toss

— Fireworks at 9 p.m., which will be synchronized to music.

The day will kick off with a patriotic bicycle and wagon parade at 3 p.m. on Ross Street. Registration will be at 2:30 p.m. at the county courthouse.

At 9 a.m. officials will unveil highway signs memorializing two fallen Heflin police officers at the intersection of U.S. 78 and Alabama 46 in Heflin.

The two officers, Lt. Ralph Byron Bentley and Lt. Greg Merrill, will have sections of two roads renamed after them.

In other council business, it was noted there will be no work session in July as the first Tuesday will be July 4. The next council meeting will be on July 11 and will include a public hearing to close the Almon Street railroad crossing.

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