For the 33rd year in a row, the City of Chester will honor its nation and its founders and say Happy Birthday to the United States of America. And, it’s not just a day-long celebration for Chester’s residents, people from surrounding communities and States flock to this tiny community which is Hometown Proud.

The days’ events begin at 9 a.m. with a Freedom Run 5-K, Lions Club Car Show, and a Duck Race. Food and vendors will set up throughout the community.

The Car Show, located in City Park, is the project of the Chester Lions Club. There is a $10 fee for entrants which include any make or model of cars, trucks or motorcycles, but the event is free for public to take a gander at any of the cars. According to Steve Wilson, secretary of the Chester Lions, about 36 trophies are awarded and dash plaques to the first 175 entries.

Inflatables will be be on site for kids to enjoy from noon til 4 p.m.and with a $5 day pass kids can jump all day.

It wouldn’t be the 4th of July, without a parade and the Chester Parade will start at 4 p.m. with line-up at 3 p.m. Following the parade bands will provide entertainment including FULL CIRCLE & BON JOURNEY. The day’s festivities conclude when the sky lights up with the FIREWORKS DISPLAY.

The spectacular day is a tribute to the efforts of hometown volunteers and sponsors which include The Chester 4th of July Committee; Bob Milby VFW Post 6450, American Legion Post 121, and the Chester Volunteer Fire Department and area businesses.