Two towns to hold Fourth of July celebrations

Randall and Hillman are planning the holiday festivities 

The town of Hillman, located on County Road 8, just north of County Road 39 in eastern Morrison County, will again go all out for the Fourth of July.

Hillman, with a population of 38 people, will start the festivities with a parade Thursday, July 4, beginning at 11 a.m. The city has chosen Ron and Maryann Rinkel as this year’s Grand Marshals. The 50-year tradition is coordinated by the Hillman American Legion post 602.

fireworksThe city boasts “The biggest parade in the smallest town.” The event lasts at least 1 1/2 hours with floats, cars, tractors and more coming from the surrounding area.

A vast amount of food will be offered by St. Rita’s Church, the American Legion, the Hillman Bar and Grill and others.

Games for the kids are available, a large craft fair sponsored by Immanuel Church and both softball and horseshoe tournaments.

The city welcomes everyone to join in the all-day affair, celebrating the birth of the United States.

The city of Randall celebrates the Fourth of July in grand style. Each year the city puts more energy into making the event bigger and better.

This year the festivities will be held both Wednesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday, the event will offer food booths sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 38 and Four Cheeks Barbecue. The Randall Cushing Lions Club will have a beer wagon and from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., the streets will be closed for a dance featuring “D’ Boyz.”

At 8 p.m., the Randall Fire Department will have the drawing for the $10,000 raffle. Tickets are still available at local businesses and from all firefighters.

Fireworks begin at dusk.

On Thursday, the events begin at 10 a.m. with bed races down Pacific Avenue and following that, duck races will be held at Bingo Park along with face painting.

The Lions beer wagon will be open and the Boy Scouts will be offering food.

A medallion hunt will be held in the days prior to the Fourth, with the first clue posted at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, June 29, on Randall’s web page, at City Hall, Gosch’s Store and the Randall Bank.

For more information, visit the Randall website at