Comstock Celebrates the 4th of July w/ “Blast from the Past”

COMSTOCK–A longstanding 4th of July celebration will continue this year in Comstock! Following last year’s modified event schedule due to COVID-19, BBQ, pie and ice cream, and alumni events will return this year.

Deb Ritz told KCNI/KBBN one of the highlights of this year’s 4th of July celebration will be the alumni events.

“This year is going to be our alumni celebration which is on Saturday. They’re going to have the time capsule, and then have a dinner/banquet for them. And then also we’ll have the sand volleyball tournament which this year is going to be starting on July 3,” Ritz said.

Saturday, July 3

Alumni are welcome on Saturday, July 3 to the Welcome event at the Pirate Cove for coffee, juice, and rolls. Sand Volleyball Tournament at 8 a.m., Opening of the Time Capsule at Centennial Garden, Comstock High School Reunion Banquet at Wescott Baptist Church at 6 p.m.

Events on July 4 will follow the traditional schedule.

“Since 4th of July is on Sunday this year we will be having church service at 8:30 right there in Comstock at Wescott Baptist Church. We’re going to have the BBQ this year! Last year that was one thing we did not have but this year we will have the BBQ at the community hall around noon. And then after that will be all of the traditional races and games in the park,” Ritz said.

Sunday, July 4

Sand Volleyball at 8 a.m.

Church Services at Wescott Church at 8:30 a.m.

“Blast from the Past” Parade at 10:30 a.m. will feature floats, classic cars, tractors, horses, etc. Entries must be registered by 9:30 a.m.

Pie and Ice Cream, Sloppy Joes, and Hot Dogs for Lunch

BBQ Meal at Community Hall at 12 p.m. ($10 for full meal), Tug of War, Kids Races, Egg Toss, Penny Shower, Turtle Races, Horse Shoe Tournament, Entertainment in the Park

Snack Shack opens at 3 p.m. at the ball park, Fun activities and ball games at the ball park at 7 p.m.

Fireworks at dark!

In a 2020 interview with KCNI/KBBN, Deb Ritz said Comstock was incorporated as a village in 1906 and she believes the July 4 celebration has been going on since that time. She said Comstock has seen great community support from dedicated individuals, groups, and businesses through the years.