Fireworks show Saturday

by By Celia Shortt

The Newnan Rotary Club’s annual Independence Day celebration and fireworks show — rescheduled due to last week’s rain — starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at Newnan High School.

The fireworks extravaganza will be the 28th annual Independence Day celebration at Drake Stadium. It is sponsored by the Newnan Rotary Club, Coweta County, the City of Newnan, Coweta County Schools and Coweta businesses, as a gift to the community.

Admission is free.

Before the fireworks, there will be concessions, live music, and family entertainment including the Musicology band featuring Doug Kees, Riley Hoskins, Bob Boyce, Patrick Thompson, Tony Boyd and special guests.

“This is one of the biggest events in Coweta County and one of the best Independence Day events in the State of Georgia,” said Walt Thompson, Newnan Rotary Club president. “We still want to celebrate America’s freedom, and we hope everyone can join us on July 13.

“As always, the event will be geared toward families and toward providing an event for the whole community to celebrate our independence.” he added.

The event was rescheduled because of severe weather forecasted for July 3.

The storm forecast also forced the city of Newnan to cancel the 4th of July parade because of safety concerns for parade entries, attendees, volunteers, and staff.

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