SENECA — Saturday will be Seneca's Little Town, Big Boom! Seneca's 150th anniversary, with an all day event.

SENECA — Saturday will be Seneca's Little Town, Big Boom! Seneca's 150th anniversary, with an all day event.
Starting at 7 a.m., there will be a 5K Race - registration at 6 a.m. at the Seneca Junior High School. Cost is $15 per person entry fee and you get a free T-shirt.
"We want to reflect on the good ole days here is town," said Lori Scribner, with the Seneca Area Chamber of Commerce. "In honor of our 150th anniversary the parade will be themed around the 1800s. We want all the parade entries to be decorated for this theme and we want everyone to dress in period costumes. The parade will be judged based off of this theme. We want to see at least one Abe Lincoln, maybe Wyatt Earp, and Laura Ingles Wilder."
There will be a couple of new events this year.
"We are adding a couple of new things this year," she said. "On Friday night, July, 6, we will have 'Music on Main.' This will be at our newly completed green space on Main Street in between Rick’s Barber Shop and Debbie’s Dry Cleaners. We have a bluegrass band (Southern Tradition) that will play from 7-9 p.m. There will be food trucks on site and the winners of the Little Mr. and Miss Firecracker contest will be announced at 8 p.m. You will be able to buy one of our T-shirts at this event for $10 (regularly $15). You will also be able to buy a duck for Saturday’s duck race."
A mini-museum to celebrate the town's 150th anniversary will be next to O'Reilly's which will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m..
"We have been collecting old pictures and memorabilia from the town and they will all be on display," Scribner said. "There have been several books written about the history of Seneca and those books were written by a group of ladies in town. One of those ladies, Virginia Hoare is still with us and is 100 years young. She will be our grand marshal in the parade and she will be on hand in the museum to visit with people and answer questions about the town’s history.
The parade - which is a huge crowd pleaser - will start at 10 a.m., with a duck race to follow.
A hot dog/pie eating contest will follow the duck race.
Moving into the evening hours, music and fireworks will highlight the evening festivities.
"The fireworks are in a different location this year," she said. "On business 60 in the open field in between Indigo Sky Casino and Milnot. Gates open at 3 p.m. Come hungry because we will have food trucks and there will be bounce houses and face painting for the kids! There will also be free games for the kids like, sack races, egg toss, water balloon toss. Rhatigan Brothers play at 5 p.m. and Big Smitty plays from 7-9 p.m. Fireworks will start at 9:45."