The Rotary Club of Highlands will present its Annual Fourth of July Cookout at the Community Building’s parking lot which is adjacent to the ball park. A second location will be on Hickory Street at the ball park. Food will be available from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Choose your entrée — from hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue pork or chicken fillets — for your box lunch, which will include pickles, potato chips and a cookie. This year the barbecue will be cooked by Highlands’ famous chef Joel Porter. All condiments will be available.
The cookout compliments the various events to be held at the ball park on the 4th, including a visit by MAMA, the hospital’s emergency helicopter. The Fire Department’s ladder truck will be on display. There will also be games for children and adults, among which will be a three-legged race and a water balloon toss.
At 1:00 P.M. at Mill Creek, the stream by SweeTreats, the Second Annual Rotary Rubber Duck Derby will be held. Purchase a rubber duck for $10 and have a chance to win $250 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place and $50 for 3rd place.
All proceeds from the cookout and the Rubber Duck Derby will benefit the Rotary Club’s charity fund which provides grants to the many Highlands organizations which help to make this a better community.
Contributed by Stell Huie