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June 18, 2014

Independence Day celebrations set for July 3, 4

TIFTON — Fireworks will fill the sky over the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College July 3 as Tifton celebrates Independence Day.

The gates open at 6 p.m., and the cost is $10 per car load. Bring blankets or chairs to set up on the Opry Shelter lawn.

Clovers & Company will provide live music, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Now in its 33rd year of performing, the group is comprised of singers, dancers and musicians who are active 4-H members. The group was founded in 1981, and its members have traveled the country, performing in Virginia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arkansas, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama and Texas, as well as Washington, D.C. and New York City.

Concessions will be available, and you can purchase pizza, sausage and peppers, snow cones, cotton candy and funnel cakes. There will also be free watermelon slices available while supplies last.

Also on hand will be Rockin' Roland's Rock Climbing wall, and museum staff members will be available to lead children in traditional games.

Your military ID card will get you into the event at no charge. Alcohol and pets are prohibited.

While there, make plans to visit the museum, which will be open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Adults can get into the museum for $7, and seniors, age 55-plus, get in for $6. Children five to 16 years old get in for $4, and children four and under are free.

The city of Enigma and the Enigma Volunteer Fire Department's annual Independence Day celebration will take place July 4 at Enigma City Park. Gates open at 10 a.m., and the cost is $3 per person. Children 10 and under get in free.

There will be live entertainment, games, vendors, water slides, door prizes and more. Fireworks start at dusk.

To contact editor Angye Morrison, call 382-4321.

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