Independence Day Celebration in Uniontown is July 1

Fireworks over the Union State Bank, Uniontown, 2019. Submitted by Amy Holt.

The Uniontown fireworks display by Union State Bank is a go, but has moved to Friday, July 1.

That day will see the Uniontown Park fill with residents and visitors to view the fireworks which are purchased by the bank.

Free hot dogs, chips and a drink are provided for free from the bank.

“We usually serve about 500 hot dogs,” USB CEO and President Bryan Holt, said, but the crowd is bigger than that for the fireworks display.

In addition, there will be inflatable jump houses for the kids, a photo station for selfies and food and drink purchases from local vendors/organizations.

Additional food and drink offerings are:

Mimi’s Food Truck (turkey legs and funnel cakes)

Lora Ripper (popcorn)

Uniontown High School Cheerleaders (bake sale)

First Missionary Baptist Church raising funds for kids going to summer camp (pop/drinks)

Uniontown school kids and parents raising funds for Washington Workshop next summer (bake sale)

” We are still open for any organizations or vendors that would like to set up in the park,” said Amy Holt, who is Vice President of Loan Administration at the Uniontown branch. She is facilitating the event for the bank.  “They can contact me at 620-756-4305 during business hours or by email at [email protected].”

There will  be a disc jockey entertaining the crowd as well.

Since 2005, the bank has sponsored fireworks for the community on July 3, but since it fell on Sunday this year, the the CEO, Bryan Holt decided he didn’t want the employees to work on Sunday.

The bank employees plan the event and prepare and hand out the free hot dogs with chips and a bottle of water.

In addition, they didn’t want to conflict with Fort Scott’s Independence Day celebration on July 3, he said.

This event was originally a fund raiser for improving the Uniontown Park, but it is now “A way to say thanks to our customers,” Bryan Holt said.

Uniontown has been the headquarters for Union State Bank since 1901.

In 1992, the bank expanded operations and started a branch in Fort Scott. This year they have expanded again to accommodate more employees and upgrade security. There will be a feature of this expansion later this week on fortscott.biz.

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