Freedom in the Park is an annual event hosted by the Whitehouse Area Chamber of Commerce each Memorial Day weekend. This year’s celebration is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Whitehouse City Park. Admission is free and a full day of events has been planned.
The Whitehouse Splash Park will be open 2-6 p.m. where admission will also be free. Games and activities, along with bounce houses, will provide family fun. A variety of vendor booths will be stationed in the park and will include concessions by Ted Kamel Foods.
Once again, a car show will be a special feature of Freedom in the Park. Big Dog Custom Carts is sponsoring the show and entry forms can be obtained at Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce, 208 Highway 110 South. One can also register the day of the show, but only the first 60 people will receive a free car show shirt and goody bag. Registration will take place 2-3:45 p.m. with the show beginning at 4 p.m.
At 4:30 p.m., the Cub Scouts will hold a flag retiring ceremony.
Two bands are scheduled to play live during Freedom in the Park. At 5 p.m. the Matt Coats Band will take the stage. Whitehouse Mayor Charles Parker will speak at 6:45 p.m., followed by the playing of the Star Spangled Banner and the presentation of car show awards. Additional live entertainment will commence with Blind Pursuit performing until 9 p.m.
Beginning at 9:15 p.m., MPA will produce a fireworks display to conclude the day of celebration.