Sigourney 4th of July

The Sigourney Fire Dept walks down the streets of town with a magnificent flag in tow during the 4th of July parade.

            Sigourney and Keokuk County at large celebrated Independence Day not only with a bang, but also with pie, water fights, movies, live music and much more as part of the county seat’s annual festivities.

            “Everything went smoothly this year,” Rick Landgrebe, a member of the 4th of July Committee said. “It’s a great tradition and we’re happy to continue it.”

            While people enjoyed yearly events such as the greased pig contest, the parade around the square and a dazzling fireworks display, several new events and changes were featured over the course of the four days. The beer tent was moved from the lot next to Brothers Market to Town Park, where live music from One Eye Open rocked out to classic rock covers as attendees enjoyed the cool night on Saturday, July 1.

            New to the 4th of July celebration were two movie nights for kids on Saturday and Sunday, July 2. Though the number of children was particularly high on Saturday, more took part in seeing the Despicable Me movies on Sunday. Also making their public debut were members of the Sigourney Community Choir during Ecumenical services Sunday morning. 

Please view the July 12 edition of The News-Review for the full story.