Fritch making plans for a summer celebration

The City of Fritch is making plans for a summer celebration!KFDA News Channel 10, the local CBS affiliate, has selected Fritch as one of its stops on its “Summer Celebration Tour.” The city will be featured on Friday, July 22, the last day of its week-long tour of area towns.The event will take place on Robey Street between the Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum and Fritch City Hall. Robey will be closed to traffic and booths will be placed up and down the block. Local churches, organizations, clubs, and businesses are invited to set up food and game booths for the celebration.There will be local entertainment, giveaways, contests, challenges, and a variety of other events. Youth organizations, clubs, and churches are welcome to do fund raisers with food and/or game booths, and 10 foot by 10 foot booths are available for a small charge. The Summer Celebration Committee sent letters out earlier this year to the businesses, organizations, and clubs in the Fritch area with details of the event. The letters also encouraged owners and organizers to set up booths to raise funds or advertise their businesses.Tony Smitherman of Channel 10 said the 5 p.m. weather will be broadcast live from Fritch, and full onsite newscasts will take place at 6 and 10 p.m. Live shots of the festivities in Fritch will be featured on the 9 p.m. news as well.“We would love to see everyone who lives in the Fritch area come out and enjoy the fun,” Smitherman said. “Our crews will be roaming the Summer Celebration and interacting with those attending by playing games and participating in challenges and contests. We want everyone to have a great time in Fritch, Texas!”The content of each newscast will be centered on Fritch. The newscasts will highlight the people, places, events, and history of the local area.The event will encompass all of the Fritch area, and citizens are encouraged to come out and enjoy the festivities. T-shirts are being printed with the “Little Town With The Big Heart” logo and sponsors on the back. There is a charge to place one’s business logo on the shirt. All proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts and the booth rentals will go toward the purchase of tables and benches for the Fritch City Park.Anyone interested in having a booth for the Summer Celebration or a logo placed on the shirt is urged to call Vicki Wilson at 806-891-4109, Judy Allen at 806-674-6460, or Susan Rawlins at 806-336-9609. Other Summer Celebration Committee members can also be contacted.The deadline for booth reservations and securing a logo is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 1.Members of the committee include Wilson, Allen, Rawlins, Renee Laney, Cindy Ott-Jones, Rozanna Pfeiffer, Kevin Keener, and Jacqueline Praeuner. The Summer Celebration is not sponsored by the Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce.