The Houstonia Community Club is planning to host the 5th Annual Independence Day Bash on Saturday, July 6.

The event begins in Downtown Houstonia  with a Patriotic Parade at 3:00 p.m. (lineup is at 2:45 p.m. at Granny Howard Park).

Other activities include a silent auction from 3 - 6:00 p.m., along with a car show at 3:30.

There will also be a baking contest at 4:00 p.m. for pies, cakes and cookies. The cost is $5.00 per entry.

A pie eating contest will also be featured for a $5.00 entry fee.

A talent show will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by Bingo at 7:00. Concessions will be available and games such as Horseshoes and a slip & slide will be set up as well. The evening will culminate with a fireworks show at dark.