Jimmy Simmons, free ice cream highlight July 4th celebration at LSCPA

    The Jimmy Simmons Band will headline the annual Fourth of July Celebration at Lamar State College Port Arthur while Motiva will be on hand dishing out free Blue Bell ice cream.

    The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center on the campus of LSCPA, 1800 Lakeshore Drive in Port Arthur.

    A special tribute will be paid to the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit of Port Arthur, which is led by Commanding Officer Captain Jacqueline M. Twomey.

    Jimmy Simmons and his band will play jazz renditions of patriotic favorites while the college hosts family-style games for the kids. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Also performing is Port Arthur ISD administrator Dwight Wagner, who will sing “God Bless America”.

    Motiva, in its annual tribute to summer and the Fourth, will be serving free Blue Bell ice cream while supplies last.

    The event at the college is a lead-up to the annual fireworks show hosted by the City of Port Arthur. The fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. with plenty of room along the seawall adjacent to the college. Be sure to bring a lawn chair!