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Laporte to celebrate the 4th on the 2nd

The lakeside village of Laporte will celebrate the 4th on the 2nd, Saturday, July 2.

The Independence Day event schedule includes the second annual build-your-own soapbox derby at 1 p.m., the kids' parade at 3 p.m. grand parade at 4 p.m., a cream puff eating contest at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks when the sun goes down.

A flea market opens at 11 a.m. with the Wildcat baseball team selling root beer floats. There will be games for kids.

Registration for the soapbox derby begins at 11:30 a.m. and the food booth opens at noon.

Following the derby and parades, bingo begins at 5 p.m.