Briar Pruitt, 17 months, gladly takes a bite of watermelon from his grandfather Tommy Lowe of Ivor. The two were enjoying the celebration at the Newsoms Ruritan Club after the parade had gone through town.
Briar Pruitt, 17 months, gladly takes a bite of watermelon from his grandfather Tommy Lowe of Ivor. The two were enjoying the celebration at the Newsoms Ruritan Club after the parade had gone through town. Photo by Cain Madden.

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Newsoms celebrates Fourth of July

Published 10:09pm Friday, July 11, 2014

NEWSOMS—On July 4 starting at 5 p.m., the Newsoms Ruritan Club and the town sponsored a parade and get-together for the families of the town and surrounding communities.

The event was kicked off with a parade featuring tractors, firetrucks, ATVs and floats pulled by decorated trucks. Some also decorated their vehicles for the event, including the town’s mayor, Kenny Cooke.

The event was well attended and many stuck behind to enjoy refreshments, including hot dogs, corn on the cob and watermelon provided by the club. Youth sports took place near the Ruritan building.

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