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Hardtner to celebrate 60th annual Fourth of July next Wednesday

Parade starts at 10 a.m. with theme "Stand By Me," $1,000 prize money, medallion hunt


Yvonne Miller

Hardtner man and Barber County Commissioner Bill Smith, a former naval commander, will speak at Hardtner's Veteran's Program on the 4th of July at 11 a.m. in the Methodist church. He's shown here riding in one of Hardtner's 4th of July parades promoting his nature museum in the community building at Hardtner as he does most years.

It's time for fireworks to explode in Hardtner, Kansas, for the 60th Annual Fourth of July celebration next Wednesday. The town may be tiny but American patriotism bursts red, white and blue there as huge as the American flag displayed on the red brick buildings along Main Street.

If you've never experienced the tradition of Hardtner on the fourth, you're missing out on the heart of America.

The day starts with the Lil Firecracker contest at 9 a.m. at the American Legion Building. Contact Leona Gosvener at 620-770-9338.

Enter the parade for a piece of the $1,000 prize money. The theme this...

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