The City of Winfield 4th of July Celebration begins at 6 p.m. July 4 at the Winfield Fairgrounds.

Expenses related to the celebration are paid for by donations collected before and at the night of the event. The average cost of the entire event totals about $15,000 including the fireworks, concerts and related activities.

The 2020 celebration will present unique challenges. The cost of the fireworks alone is $12,000, of which $3,000 was required to be paid in January, leaving a balance of $9,000 which must be settled within 10 days after the show.

Plans include activities with social distancing measures in mind. The Winfield Kiwanis Club will sell pork or chicken meals for $7 as a drive-thru at Barn 6.

For a donation, drinks will be available by of Coca-Cola.

Organizers are also working on a “drive-in” concert where people can listen to the music on their radios in their vehicles.

To promote community involvement, there will be a contest to put together the best play list of 50 songs mentioning a city or state. It is a given that the song, “I’ve Been Everywhere,” by Johnny Cash and “Get Your Kicks on Route 66,” by everyone, will be included by most participants. Development on the contest is still in discussion.

Consider contributing toward the 2020 Fourth of July Celebration. Contributions can be made to Winfield Rotary Club Fireworks, P.O. Box 539, Winfield KS 67156.

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