4th of July button contest winner selected

CLINTON — The Clinton 4th of July Festival has announced the selection of its 2019 button contest winner.

Each year, the Festival committee has opened a contest among area kindergarten through fifth grade students. The students are requested to design, draw and color a button themed around Independence Day and the 4th of July. Each submission is requested to include Clinton and 2019 in the design. Over 30 entries were submitted

This year’s winner is Reagan Evans, 6. She is a first grade student at Prince of Peace Catholic School.

Her design will be featured on the annual buttons as part of the 2019 Festival. They are currently available at several businesses in Clinton as well as from Festival board members, with a requested donation. Her design will be featured on the T-shirts worn by volunteers for the event on July 4th and featured on promotional materials for this year’s Festival. Reagan will be provided her own car as part of the parade that will begin at 1 p.m. July 4 and is a part of the Festival at Riverview Park.

The parade will be one of the items for this year’s event, which will include live music provided by the University of Iowa brass quintet at the bandshell, giant inflatables, carnival games, food available for purchase, volleyball, bags and whiffleball tournaments, water tug of wars between area fire departments, a vintage car show sponsored by the Gateway Area Community Center, a petting zoo, wrestling matches provided by CEW Wrestling and a hot dog eating contest. There will be a LumberKings baseball game and the festival will conclude with the Billion Auto fireworks show, all at Riverview Park.

The Festival has established a Go Fund Me page for donations to help finance events at the park. Groups wanting to volunteer and assist with the many tasks necessary to provide a celebration are encouraged to contact the Festival through its Facebook page or by contacting Festival board members.