Woodward’s annual Friends and Neighbors Day celebration will be held next Friday through Sunday (July 12-14).
The main part of the celebration will be held next Saturday, but kids will rule on Friday. A Kiddies’ Parade will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. from the bank to the water tower. Also on Friday, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department will have a booth set up for Kids’ IDs.
The Christian Church will hold a beef burger dinner at 5th and Main St. Friday from 5-6:30 p.m.
A full day of activities will be held on Saturday with street vendors, a Social Center breakfast (7 a.m.) and the American Legion flag raising ceremony at the Post Office at 7:30 a.m.
A "Thunderbolt" 5k run begins at the football field at 8 a.m. and a "K-9" walk/run begins at 8:30 a.m. at McColl Park.
The annual Friends and Neighbors Day parade begins at 10:30 a.m. with Ken Cavanaugh serving as the celebration grand marshal this year.
The library will hold a book sale at 11 a.m. and the Lions Club luncheon will be held beginning at 11 at the Fire Station.
Also at 11 a.m., pie by the slice will be offered by the Methodist Church women and free ice cream will be provided by Iles Funeral Home Brandt Chapel.
Music by Wrightsong DJ at the fire station will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
At noon, a hula hoop contest will be at Apple Tree Mall, a pie baking contest will be judged and pies auctioned at EBank and an antique tractor show will begin at East 2nd.
The Mayor’s dunk tank at Centennial Plaza, a fireman’s water fight at the first station and the deadline for cow bingo are all at 11 a.m. (winner announced at 3 p.m.).
A peddle tractor pull will be held beginning at 3 p.m. on West 2nd Street and a concert by Mary Thompson will be held from 4:15-5:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church.
The event wraps up Sunday with a Methodist Church ice cream social from 1-3 p.m. at the Trailhead Depot.