|Independence Day Celebration|
|Tuesday, 11 June 2013 15:40|
Independence Day Celebration
The Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Police is proud to announce that we are hosting an Independence Day Celebration, Thursday July 4th at Okee-Tantie park located on State Road 78 and the Kissimmee River. This is a family oriented event with activities to keep the whole family entertained.
There will be a “Kids Fun Zone” sponsored by Dairy Queen that will have three giant bounce houses, face painting, a dunk tank, a variety of other children’s games, and of course ice cream.
The Public Safety Educational Expo will consist of educational booths, presentations and demonstrations by a large variety of public safety organizations including:
Law Enforcement Fire Rescue
Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office Okeechobee County Fire Rescue
Okeechobee Police Department Okeechobee Fire Rescue
Glades County Sheriff Office Florida Division of Forestry
Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC)
Florida Highway Patrol
Veterans of Foreign Wars
**Important note** The Huey 205 helicopter that will have permanent placement in Veterans Park will be on display at this event. This will be the only time anyone can enter the aircraft as it will be permanently sealed before placement into the park.
There will be music and a variety of other activities throughout the day including watermelon, hot dog and ice cream eating contests, frozen t-shirt contest, and a blue ribbon baking contest. (see attached schedule)
The event grand finale will be an amazing Zambelli fireworks show synchronized to music. (Tune into WOKC 100.9FM) The fireworks show can be viewed from Okee-Tantie Park, Lock 7, Nubbins Slough or any area on the waterways near the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee. Boaters coming out for the fireworks only are encouraged to use C. Scott Driver Park boat ramp access.
This event would not be possible without:
Children’s Service Council of Okeechobee County and Florida Public Utilities Company
Dairy Queen, Tobacco Free Partnership of Okeechobee, WOKC, Zambelli fireworks