Richard West (Mayor of New Melle), along with his family and friends invite you and your family to celebrate the 4th of July at New Melle Sports and Rec, 4700 Hwy Z. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. The concession stand (benefitting New Melle Sports and Rec) will be open for beer, drinks & snacks. BBQ hamburgers, hot dogs and brats will be available for purchase. Bring your family! Enjoy the food and drinks, and stay for the fireworks starting at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.) It will be quite a show! Bring chairs and blankets to sit on the field. The show is free to the community. If you wish to donate to help offset the cost you may do so, but that is completely optional. After the show, any help picking up litter or fallen debris off the ball fields would be sincerely appreciated.