The 65th annual Caraway Fourth of July celebration was held Saturday, July 2, starting with a patriotic parade, singing of the National Anthem by Rebecca Stull, flag raising ceremony and presentation of the Man of the Year.
Each year a Person of the Year is chosen. Gary Fletcher presented this years Person of the year plaque to Larry Ervin.
The plaque read, "A husband, father, grandfather, brother and a business man. He has run the Ervin Enterprise Business for many years in Caraway. A person you can always depend on and always ready to help in time of need. For being the man he is, the Caraway Lions Club dedicates this 4th of July-2011 Picnic to Larry Ervin."
The day ended the spectacular fireworks display.
Caraway Mayor Barry Riley welcomed everyone and introduced several local, county, and state officials who were on hand for the Caraway Fourth of July festivities. Among the visitors were Judge Keith Blackman, County Judge Ed Hill, Representative Homer Lenderman, and Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington.