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Calico Rock Lions Club to host firework extravaganza on Sunday

The Calico Rock Lions club will once again bring the community and surrounding area their annual 4th of July Rayvon Cantrell Fireworks Extravaganza on Sunday (July 3rd) evening, at dusk in Earl King Park off state highway 56 in Calico Rock.  The event never fails to entertain all those who attend, young and old alike.

This year the celebration kicks off earlier in the afternoon around 3:00 when the Calico Rock Community Foundation will be coordinating a number of fun events for the whole family.  Additionally, members of the Calico Rock Volunteer Fire Department will be on hand with the return of their BBQ Chicken dinner, a tradition that has not been held for a couple of years.

A new event this year, the first annual “Buckin’ On the Rock” bull riding competition, will be conducted in the Tip Wiseman Rodeo Arena adjacent to Earl King Park beginning at 6:00pm and running til the fireworks begin.  Local area professional bull rider Tyler Lewis will be coordinating, and after 18 years riding the circuit, he knows how to put on a great rodeo!


The Lions work tirelessly at raising money to help finance the annual show aimed at celebrating American independence. “We are committed to providing our community, area residents, and visitors with wholesome, family fun on the birthday of our nation,” said Lions club Secretary, Rich Fischer.  “All Lions throughout the world strive to live up to the organization’s international motto ‘We Serve’. . .and our annual fireworks display is just one way we can demonstrate our ongoing commitment. 

The Lions will be stationed at park exits following the conclusion of the show accepting donations from attendees who wish to show their appreciation and help support local Lions’ charitable projects.

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