The Village of Herrick has planned a three-day celebration for the Fourth of July which includes free carnival rides all three days.
Fundraisers have been held throughout the year to pay for the carnival and offer the children free rides.
“We take a lot of pride in our celebration. We want to make everything truly free,” said committee member Yvonne Mathias.
“It costs us $10,000 to get the carnival here. We’re pretty proud of our little town (to raise the money,” Mathias said.
Mathias said in making the rides free, it relieves stress on the parents and everyone can enjoy the celebration. This is the third year the village has been able to offer the free rides.
The July 2 events include a Boy Scout flag ceremony at 5:30 p.m.; Royalty coronation at 6 p.m.; music and church service at 6:30 p.m. and free carnival rides from 6 to 10 p.m.
The July 3 events include free carnival rides from 6 to 10 p.m. and Battle Creek Bank at 7 p.m.
The July 4 events include a Boy Scouts breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m.; free carnival rides from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; parade at 10 a.m., beginning at the grade school; and kids games at 11 a.m. Music include Van Waylon Band at 11 a.m.; Cafe Country Band at 3 p.m. and Stone Blue 52 Band at 7 p.m.
Fireworks will be displayed at dusk on July 4 at Tom Davis Park.