Vale 4th of July Rodeo national anthem competition set

A competition to sing the national anthem each night at the Vale 4th of July Rodeo will be held June 20 at the Emma Humphrey Library at 150 A St. East. Judges will choose three winners and one alternate. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – Have you ever wanted to sing in front of several hundred people?

The annual national anthem competition is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, by the Vale 4th of July Rodeo.

Judges will pick three winners and one alternate to perform the opening song during the 4th of July celebration, which runs four days. The competition gets underway at 6 p.m. at Vale’s Emma Humphrey Library. One of the rodeo performance slots is already set with the return of the choir from Willowcreek Elementary School.

The competition is open to soloists, duets and choirs who are at least 10 years old. Contestants should show up with a list of singing experiences. For more information, contact Holly Stepleton at 541-881-6195.

• Volunteers and aspiring artists are invited to the Art in the Park on Flag Day event at Wadleigh Park from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday.

The event sponsored by the Drexel H. Foundation will put volunteers to work painting playground equipment at the park. There also will be games and an art contest with prizes for all and trophies for the top winners.

• The creativity continues with the Foundation’s Art Beat on Main Street from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 15, at 123 Main St., the corner of A and Main streets. There will be vendors, a public art project, music, health education and screenings in partnership with the health fair program Spring into Wellness. The event is free. Tours of the Opera House and Vale Hotel also are offered with a cost of $5 per person or $20 for a family of four and up.