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Have a Happy & Safe 4th of July!

By: Jessie Williams

If you haven’t decided how you and your family will celebrate our nation’s birthday this year, events have been scheduled in, and around, Macon County including a Pre-Fourth of July Celebration at The White House Assisted Living in Lafayette and an Independence Day Parade in Hartsville.

Lafayette: Everyone is invited to a Pre-4th of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 2, at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn at The White House Assisted Living. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music presented by Soul Fissh. Serving an All-American meal of hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, cookies & drinks for $1 until 8 p.m. All proceeds will go towards the Annie Butler Scholarship fund. Fireworks at dusk.

 Hartsville: Hartsville July 4 Parade & Music in the Park –Thursday, July 4th at 4 p.m. at Trey Park. Participants will need to arrive at 3 p.m. for the line up on Andrews Ave. After the parade, there will be food, fun and live entertainment in the park at 5 p.m. including a cakewalk, dunk tank, raffles, music, and lots of activities for the kids. Fireworks will kick off at sundown. An awards ceremony will be head after the parade. Floats of all shapes and colors/all types of entries are welcome! This year’s Grand Marshals are Roger and Linda Gregory. Entry fees will be a donation to the Trousdale County veterans. If you have any questions, please call your parade director, Amber Russell at 615-808-1054.