Sayner’s July Fourth activities will begin at noon in the community park with the annual Plum Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s Chicken Barbecue. 

Dinners will include chicken, cole slaw, baked beans and corn on the cob. Brats, hot dogs, beer and soda will also be available for sale. Dinners will be served until 4 p.m. or until supplies last.

The fire department will also staff a trout fishing pond for children alongside booths and activities hosted by other civic organizations. The Say­ner-Star Lake Lions Club will sell tickets for a cash raffle with proceeds to cover the cost of the fireworks. The drawing will take place in the park at 4:30 p.m.

This year’s parade, sponsored by the Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club, promises to be bigger than ever according to organizers. This year’s theme is “Generations of Freedom.” The parade will start at Highway N East at 3 p.m. and then head north on Main Street (Highway 155) before turning right at the end of Main Street and ending in the park. 

To honor his many years of community activism in the town of Plum Lake, Roger Weber has been selected to be the parade grand marshal.

The parade will be headed by a group of military veteran motorcycle riders. Featured this year will be the Northland Pines Senior High School Marching Band. Also scheduled, weather permitting, is a flyover by some vintage military aircraft and the Ascension Spirit medical helicopter.

Any group or business wishing to participate in the parade may do so by staging before 3 p.m. on Kurtzweil Road, entering from behind the ambulance building. 

For more information, contact Gary Kaphingst at (715) 542-2751. Judging will be based on business or nonbusiness categories.

Following the parade, at­tend­ees are encouraged to head out to State House Point on Plum Lake for the 7 p.m. performance by the Plum Ski-Ters Water Ski Show Team. 

This talented group will astound crowds with human pyramids, barefoot skiers, ski jumpers and more. The show is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. 

State House Point is located just off Razorback Road. Follow Highway N west out of Say­ner then turn north by the Corner Store.

Activities end in Sayner with the fireworks display at dusk, presented by the Sayner-Star Lake Lions Club and the town of Plum Lake. The fireworks are shot off west of Main Street behind the fire station and can be viewed almost anywhere in downtown Sayner. Fireworks donations can be sent to P.O. Box 5, Sayner, WI 54560, or given to any Lions Club member in a yellow vest.