by nathan oster
A family-oriented Fourth of July, featuring great food, live music by The Rewinders and a first-rate fireworks show, is planned Monday night in Greybull.
Mayor Myles Foley said community fundraising has been successful and that the fireworks show is a go. The Haleys — Dale, JR and Quinton — will again be in charge of setting off the fireworks from their location atop bluffs.
The show will start at dusk.
Foley had set a fundraising goal of $8,600 to pay for the fireworks show. As of Tuesday, $5,800 had been collected and another $2,000 pledged. If all that money comes in, the goal will be within reach.
“The show is going to go on, one way or another,” he said.
To help make up for any shortcomings this year or build a reserve for next year’s show, a gun raffle is planned. The Haleys are organizing the raffle for a new Henry “Golden Boy” 22lr. Tickets are $10 for one, $25 for three or $40 for five.
Tickets may be purchased in advance from JR’s Towing and Repair, CC’s Pizza, Historic Hotel Greybull, Mike’s Gun Shop and Sugar Shack.
The drawing will be held during the Fourth of July celebration in the park. The winner need not be present for the drawing.
Food and music, too
The fun will start long before the first pyrotechnics light up the skies over Greybull.
The Rewinders, who played for the Days of ’49 street dance, will start playing at 7 p.m. The band will be set up in the vicinity of the skate park, with their backs to the bluffs and facing the park, said Foley.
CC’s, the Historic Hotel Greybull and Todd Dalin are banding together on the food component. Foley said the offerings will include smoked brisket sandwiches, pulled prime sandwiches with cole slaw on a bun, polish dogs and hot dogs and baked beans. Beverages will also be available for purchase.
Any money that remains after the expenses of the meal are paid will be donated to the Greybull Needs a Pool PAC.
As of Tuesday, organizers were trying to line up other fun types of family-oriented activities for the park, including a bouncy-house, horseshoes and swimming pools like the ones that were set out during the Days of ’49 celebration.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun for everybody,” said Foley.