This year’s Independence Day celebration will be the first for the New Country Pumpkin in Boyer, but it will mark the continuation of a celebration that started when it was just called the Country Pumpkin.
Margaret Gilmore, who also owns the Trailside Roadhouse in Carnarvon, took ownership of the bar/restaurant in January.
The Independence Day celebration at the New Country Pumpkin takes place tomorrow (Wednesday).
“We’re going to have a bouncy house for the kids and we’re going to sell hamburgers, hotdogs and brats and steak sandwiches,” Gilmore said.
Icee treats and candy will be available (as well as water) for kids and more kids’ games will be set up outside.
Adults will socialize inside while the kids are having fun outside, she said.
“This is what Tammie did for several years,” Gilmore said.
Tammie Quail, the previous owner, ran the bar for more than 10 years.
The owner before her also had an Independence Day celebration, Gilmore said.
She spent several thousand dollars on a fireworks display that will take place at 10 p.m.
“We’re going to try to make it bigger and better this year,” Gilmore said.
The business is doing well, she said.
Friday Wing Night and Taco Tuesday have been popular.
The restaurant is family-friendly and a great place to take kids, she said.
The New Country Pumpkin is open seven days per week.
“I have a marvelous cook here for our noon specials,” she said. “Everything is going well.”
The Independence Day event starts at 5 p.m. tomorrow.