The 2015 Liberty Christmas Parade will be held on Sat., Dec. 5 at 6 pm. The tree lighting ceremony will immediately follow in Pedestrian Park (at the intersection of Commerce and Front Streets) and will feature a visit from Santa! Click on the links below for entry form and guidelines. Free to enter. (Note: Interested participants are required to read guidelines prior to submitting their entry.)
You are invited to participate in our annual trick-or-treat event taking place at the “old LHS” football stadium this year to ensure safety through better crowd control and avoidance of major roadways.
Participant Guidelines and Information:
This event typically draws approximately 2000 children. Please come prepared with enough treats to serve a large crowd as participants are not permitted to pack up early. This is for child safety as well as avoiding disruptions.
All candy must be wrapped in its original wrapper.
Participants are welcome (and encouraged!) to also bring games or other activities for children to enjoy at this event. Please be sure to describe the activity below so that we can follow up with you if we have safety concerns or other questions.
Participants may begin arriving to set up at 4:30 pm and should be completely set up NO LATER THAN 5:30 PM. You will receive your assigned location when you arrive at the lower entrance gate of the stadium.
Participating businesses/organizations are allowed to display their name/logo at their station as well as hand out promotional flyers, coupons, etc.; however, selling merchandise is prohibited from this entirely free event.
This is a family-friendly event. Please refrain from scary/adult-themed costumes, decorations, etc.
Complete and return this linked application (trick or treat app) to Liberty City Hall, Or mail completed form to:
Liberty City Hall (Attn: Events) P.O. Box 716 Liberty, SC 29657
Liberty’s first annual FREE event celebrating freedom and community will feature live music, outdoor games, water activities for children, the first ever Emma KAPP Bike Parade and HUGE fireworks display at dark! Free activities and giveaways courtesy of area churches, businesses and other organizations. Free hot dogs from 6-8 pm or while supplies last. Other concessions available for purchase.
Local businesses, churches and other organizations who would like to participate in Love My Liberty should call 843-3177 ext. 6 or email email@example.com for more information. Other than a few different food options, we want to make this an entirely free event, but we invite you to set up a free interactive station (such as a game or giveaway) and gain some exposure in the community.
This summer’s Love My Liberty will feature the FIRST EVER Emma KAPP* Children’s Bike Parade! Decorate your bike or scooter in your most patriotic gear and show it off with a lap around the stadium during the event! It’s free to enter, and registration forms are available at City Hall.
* Emma KAPP provides safety helmets to first graders at Liberty schools each year. It was founded in honor of Emma Boughman, who was a first grader at Chastain Road Elementary School when she was struck by a vehicle while riding her scooter in 2012.
On Saturday, May 2, 2015, The first annual City of Liberty Spring 5K took runners and walkers through our newly remodeled downtown. The event ended at the “old LHS” stadium, where the Pickens County Humane Society hosted a dog-friendly pet fest until noon with vendors such as local pet groomers and pet merchandise suppliers.
Registration began at 8:30 am on the day of the event at the City of Liberty football stadium (251 N. Hillcrest St. Liberty, SC 29657). There was plenty of on-site parking. The race began at 9 am, taking runners on a loop through downtown Liberty and a turn onto Front Street leading back to the stadium. Dogs were welcome for this event; and we asked participants to please be mindful of their pet’s physical limitations. There were detour routes for those whose pets were unable to complete the 3.1-mile course. Dogs had to be on leashes at all times, and participants had to have water on hand for their pet.
Congratulations to Saturday’s winners of the Spring 5K and Dog Jog, some of which are photographed below with Liberty race walker Jonathan Hallman (far left), who is training to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Hallman presented the winners’ medals at the event.
Winners are as follows:
Overall: Douglas Thompson (20:39)
14 & under: Maleah Balawi (26:31) and Nolan Evatt (27:29)
15 – 19: Jordan Montemayor (35:35) and Chelsea Smith (47:20)
20-29: Meredith Cross (29:00) and Rachael Eller (38:55)
30-39: Sherry Rhodes (30:51) and Cecilia George (32:40)
40-49: Jason Patterson (24:12) and Kevin Maxey (27:02)
50-59: Teresa Gimenez (27:42) and Patricia Lefort (31:45)
60+: Shirley Tollison (50:20) and Howard Ralph (50:22)
Please join us this Saturday, April 11, at 9 am in Sarlin Park for our second annual Citywide Spring Cleanup Day and plan to stick around for a FREE LUNCH at the conclusion. The group with the largest number of participants will also win a pizza party courtesy of Tony’s Pizza! Share this post and help us spread the word!
The Battle of the Badges kickball game scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to the weather. Stay tuned – we will announce a makeup date soon!
March 24, 2015.
Cheer on the Liberty Police and Fire Departments tomorrow as the Battle of the Badges competition returns with a kickball game at 6 pm at Iselin Field (151 W. Woodside Circle) and the two teams compete for possession of the trophy.