Crossett pool - kids jumping in

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While there isn’t a planned fireworks display to celebrate the nation’s independence this July 4, the City of Crossett is still planning to host a party to celebrate America’s birthday.

The Crossett City Pool will have a Fourth of July Bash from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. that evening.

The events will include tub races, a diving board competition, capture the watermelon and water gun relays, among other things.

When the bash ends, those who participate will be directed to the slab where the skate park was located and end the evening with a sparkler finale.

Because of COVID-19 mandates, the bash can accommodate 75 swimmers.

Crossett’s American Legion Post 111 is also preparing to mark the day with celebrations at its location on Main Street.

That day, the Legion will be serving hot dogs, chips, drinks and baked goods for a donation.

American Legion Juniors will likewise have a lemonade stand.

The Legion event will also serve as a showcase for veteran and Legion Auxiliary crafters.

The American Legion is the largest U.S. veterans’ organization in the world.

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