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Area Independence Day Celebrations

Posted 6/23/20

McLemoresville to Host Fourth of July EventsMcLemoresville will have some of its traditional Fourth of July events, while some will be foregone as a precaution.The parade will begin a 7 p.m., later …

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Area Independence Day Celebrations


McLemoresville to Host Fourth of July Events

McLemoresville will have some of its traditional Fourth of July events, while some will be foregone as a precaution.

The parade will begin a 7 p.m., later that usual. Music will follow, and fireworks will begin at dark.

There will be no hamburger wagon, homemade ice cream or cake walk, however, Hometown Grocery will be open to serve customers during the event.

McKenzie Fireworks Show is July 4

The City of McKenzie’s annual fireworks show is Saturday, July 4 at the city park.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no ceremonies, music or food vendors.

Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the show will begin around dark, approximately 9 p.m. depending on lighting and weather.

Those viewing the fireworks at the park are encouraged to practice social distancing by remaining in their own groups and supervising children as park equipment has not been sanitized.

For those in close proximity to others, face coverings are also recommended.

City officials are encouraging people to find a place outside of the park to view the show to decrease the density of the crowd in the park.

Bethel University has approved use of its parking lots during the event.

Parking is also allowed on University Drive, on a portion of Liberty Lane, and on Como Street.

Only vehicles with handicap plates or plaques are allowed at the top of the park.

Mayor Jill Holland told The Banner, “[COVID-19] cases are rising in the state. We’re committed to the health and safety of our residents and those who visit McKenzie to see the fireworks show.”

Of the changes, she said, “It’s not the same, but we’re looking forward to next year returning to the celebration we’ve had in the past.”

Icey-Tek to Host Fireworks, Concert July 3 at County Civic Center

HUNTINGDON — Icey-Tek USA sponsors a fireworks show and country music concert at the Carroll County Civic Center on Friday, July 3.

The featured performers are Drake White and the Big Fire.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Cash donations at the gate support Michael Strange Foundation, Navy SEALs Fund and Special Operations Excursions.

Concessions and food trucks will be on-site. No alcohol is permitted.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Those who wish only to view the fireworks may park at Huntingdon High School.


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