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July 6, 2014

Fourth of July Fun

Fish and fireworks at Claremore Lake


Claremore celebrated the Fourth of July with a kids fishing derby, live music, inflatables, and fireworks at Claremore Lake Park.
Alex Byington won the 10 to 12-year-old division and the overall biggest fish at the fishing derby. Byington almost slept in, but thanks to his cousin, Andrew Byington, he made it out to the lake. 
“Alex, you are going to regret not going, you know that right?” asked Andrew early Friday morning. 
Alex caught a carp that was just over 23 inches long with a rolled up piece of bread. ,,
Other winners included Mickenzie Cox, Parker Doyal, and Halle Tatham for the smallest fish in their divisions. Wyatt Dowty and Jacob Rankin won the largest fish in their divisions. 
Bicycles were given away through a drawing for each age division. Three hundred seventy-five fishing poles and 500 boxes of worms were given away to participants for the morning events.  
At 6 that evening, the lake opened for the annual Fireworks Spectacular, which included live music from Heartland Express and The 66 Band.
Large inflatables and balloon entertainment was available for the kids. The fireworks show by Western Enterprises started about 9:40, and lasted approximately 20 minutes. 

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