2016-06-23 / Front Page

Getting ready for Independence Day



Workers put up red, white, and blue patriotic banners on the Wilkes County courthouse last week in preparation for the upcoming Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza set for Sunday, July 3. “We asked them to put up the patriotic decorations a week or so early to help get everybody in the mood for our big Independence Day celebration,” said John Singleton, chamber executive director. Bunting was also placed around the planter in the center of The Square which will be the location of the bandstand. “We’ll have music all through the extravaganza, and the whole Square will be great seating to listen to the music and watch the fireworks.” Vendors will line Robert Toombs Avenue at the foot of The Square, and other attractions such as a 90-foot zip line will be nearby. Workers put up red, white, and blue patriotic banners on the Wilkes County courthouse last week in preparation for the upcoming Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza set for Sunday, July 3. “We asked them to put up the patriotic decorations a week or so early to help get everybody in the mood for our big Independence Day celebration,” said John Singleton, chamber executive director. Bunting was also placed around the planter in the center of The Square which will be the location of the bandstand. “We’ll have music all through the extravaganza, and the whole Square will be great seating to listen to the music and watch the fireworks.” Vendors will line Robert Toombs Avenue at the foot of The Square, and other attractions such as a 90-foot zip line will be nearby.

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