4th Annual Thunder Over Manhattan Will Be Wednesday July 4th

Manhattan's annual 4th of July Celebration "Thunder Over Manhattan" will be held Wednesday, July 4th. Last Year close to 10,000 people attended the events and it is anticipated a record crowd will see this years events.

Thunder Over Manhattan is sponsored and coordinated by the Westside Business Association in cooperation with numerous business sponsors.

2001 Thunder Over Manhattan Activities:

7:30 a.m. - 5K Foot Race and Walk

July 4th between 6:15 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. near Pottorf Hall in Cico Park. Each participant will receive a free t-shirt along with their packet.

Age Divisions:

12 and under; 13-19 years; 20-29 years; 30-39 years; 40-49 years; 50-59 years and 60 and over.

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each group of the 5K race.

7:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m Solar Kiwanis Pancake Feed at Pottrof Hall

1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Free Swim at Cico Park City Pool.

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - General Activities: Kids Patriot Parade; Trike Race for Kids; tractor Pull for Kids; Miniature Carrousel Ride; Bounce Rides; 4H Watermelon Stand; face Painting; Sunset Zoo Display; Puppet Show; farm Bureau Financial Services Prize Give Away; Manhattan Arts Council Crafts for Kids; fire Engine Rides; Food Vendors; Fort Riley Military Equipment Display;

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. City Band Performance

8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Arts in the Park - Trinidad Tripoli Steel Drum Band

9:45 p.m. - Thunder Over Manhattan Fireworks

The Little Apple Optimist Club will hold the Little Apple Tricycle Race for Kids ages 6 and under. It will start at 6:00 p.m. and run to 8:30 p.m. at Pottorf Hall.

Prizes for all riders are donated by the Wilson Company, First National Bank of Wamego, the Pathfinder and McDonald's of Manhattan.

Ribbons will be given to all participants. A Training Bicycle will be given away to one participant.