By CHARITY SMITH firstname.lastname@example.org
RAMSAY — The Bessemer Township-Ramsay Fourth of July Committee is marketing its festivities as “the first big event in our area since COVID hit last year.” “Ramsay will be the first big party of 2021 and we are excited,” said Lisa Selin, president of the committee. The Ramsay Fourth of July events will take place on July 2, behind the township fire hall. This year’s events include a street dance at 6 p.m. with music performed by Flashback, and a performance by Marty’s Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps at 8 p.m. During the event the committee will have a concession stand available to sell hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, pop, and water. The fire department will provide an adult beverage concession stand.
Much of the event is supported by proceeds from an annual 50-50 raffle. The committee has a goal of selling 20,000 tickets this year. Tickets will go on sale this Friday. A ticket booth will be put up at the corner of Ramsay Road and U.S. 2. “People can just pull up and buy their tickets,” Selin said. “Just check and see if the tent is up at the Ramsay crossing.” She said tickets will be sold elsewhere, as well. The 50-50 winner will be announced on July 2 at 10 p.m., just prior to the “Rumble over the River” fireworks show presented by the Bessemer Township Volunteer Fire Department.