Patriots anxious for Independence day can celebrate early Saturday, June 30, and with a flair of old west romanticism to boot.
At 2 p.m., River Valley Ranch, in Manchester, will host its annual Star-Spangled Evening in the Valley, a full day of family-friendly activities, including a rodeo at this nonprofit Christian ranch-themed summer camp.
There will also be a water slide, face painting, pony rides and an outdoor concert.
A fireworks show will be held at dusk.
Tickets are $30 per car at the gate, and $50 for vans with nine passenger or grater capacity. The proceeds go to support upkeep of the ranch and to provide scholarships to children who would like to attend summer camp at River Valley Ranch but like the funds to do so.