Fireworks will light up the sky this 4th of July and so will the pole-vaulters at the 6th Annual River Vault competition in La Crosse, Wis.
Thousands of spectators are expected to watch some 65 athletes from all over the Midwest compete in six different categories Saturday. Joining in the patriotic celebration will be All-American Maggie Steele, the storybook heroine of the inspiring novel, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.
“Maggie’s delighted to be invited back to one of the best street vault events in the nation!” said author Grant Overstake.
The River Vault takes place on the annual July 4th Riverfest, where upwards of 20,000 people gather to enjoy the many festivities, activities, and of course, delicious food. Riverfest is highlighted by a top-notch fireworks show in Riverside Park, making the River Vault a great event to watch while fest-goers stake out their seats early for the fireworks.