125th celebration offers variety, music in Beresford

125th celebration offers variety, music in Beresford BERESFORD — The July 4 weekend is nearly upon us.  And what would you like to do?  Watch an Air Guard Flyover?  Look at classic cars, old and new machinery or quilts? Participate in a Teen Night with a Climbing Wall, Wii Tourney, Obstacle Course and Laser Shoot? Or perhaps you would like to watch a kiddie tractor pull or antique tractor pull.  How about some sports, i.e. 5 K road race, volleyball or basketball tournaments, a 125 K bike race or a golf scramble? Want something patriotic or a good music concert? If you're interested in any of the above and looking for a good time for the entire family, plan on attending the 125th celebration in Beresford, July 2 through 5. Beresford's 125th Celebration begins with AG Day on July 2.  Displays of old and new tractors and equipment, quilts are for public viewing.  There's a kiddie tractor pull and an antique tractor pull along with a free community meal with South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Bill Even along with a Teen Night of fun. July 3 highlights many activities for the entire family.  Phil Baker is coming for the kids. There are sports activities like a Golf Scramble, volleyball and basketball tournaments, 5 K road race, teener baseball games, just to name a few. The Westberg Museum just outside of Beresford will be open and Chainsaw Sculptures can be viewed. The evening brings an Air Guard Fly Over followed by a concert by the award-winning a cappella group "Tonic Sol-Fa" at 7 p.m.  And if you're looking to dance the night away, come to the Street Dance with the band "Vermillion." July 4 – Beresford's Quasquicentennial Grand Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. followed a "Car Show & Shine," local talent performances, an interactive shoot for youth, and Beresford's All-School Reunion. And if you're thankful to be an American and are grateful for your freedom, you won't want to miss the two-hour patriotic "Salute to the Troops." This exciting program includes an "Exhibition Rifle Drill" by former Senior Soloist Jeremiah Merriman and a "Living History Moment" — a signer of the Declaration of Independence will come and present the Declaration of Independence in its entirety. Following the patriotic salute will be the gigantic fireworks display set to patriotic music.

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