With the cancellation of the 4th of July fireworks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big Rapids Jaycees have created three community contests for members of the community to participate in a fun, safe manner.

Friday, July 3: Community Yard Decorating Contest

  • It’s time to get in the Fourth of July spirit! Big Rapids Jaycees will have a booth at the Farmers’ Market to give away flags and other decorating materials.

  • Take a picture showing your home’s Fourth of July spirit and post on social media with the hashtag: #brfourth.

  • Make sure to check in for our online poll showing all the pictures submitted. The picture receiving the most votes will receive a $50 Downtown Dollars prize. A second winner will be chosen by the Big Rapids Jaycees chapter for a prize of $50 Downtown Dollars.

Saturday, July 4: Photo Scavenger Hunt Contest

  • Join the Big Rapids Jaycees for a photo scavenger hunt around Big Rapids. Take pictures of the landmarks, businesses, and parks listed on social media for the scavenger hunt. Post each of your photos on social media using the hashtag: #brfourth.

  • Each photo posted will be an entry to win one of fifteen randomly drawn prizes of $20 Downtown Dollars. You can only win once.

Sunday, July 5: Big Rapids Park Puzzle Contest

  • Participants will visit local City parks to search out signs and features to solve a word puzzle. The Parks Puzzle form will be made available on July 3rd, both online and in hard copy at the July 3rd Farmers Market.

  • Participants will email their completed Parks Puzzle form to brjaycees@gmail. Two randomly drawn entries will be awarded $50 in Downtown Dollars

$500 in Downtown Dollars will be awarded as prizes! Participants are asked to practice social distancing guidelines and wear masks when within 6 feet of other people


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