By: Jessie Williams
If you haven’t decided how you and your family will celebrate our nation’s birthday this year, several events have been scheduled in, and around, Macon County including a Pre-Fourth of July Celebration at The White House Assisted Living in Lafayette, an Independence Day Parade in Hartsville, and a Fourth of July celebration & BBQ in Hermitage Springs.
Lafayette: Everyone is invited to a Pre-4th of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn at The White House Assisted Living. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music presented by the Flat Rock Ramblers. Serving an All-American meal of hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, cookies & drinks until 8 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. This event is free to attend but a $1 donation will be charged per plate to go towards the Annie Butler Scholarship fund.
Hartsville: Hartsville July 4 Parade & Music in the Park –Wednesday, July 4th at 4 p.m. Participants 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 (6:30 p.m.), a watermelon eating contest (6:15 p.m.), and lots of activities for the kiddos. Community Band will headline the musical entertainment at 8:30 p.m. 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! There is new award this year for “Most Patriotic Pup” so bring your dogs with you. 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.
Hermitage Springs: Hermitage Springs Volunteer Fire Department BBQ & Fireworks - Saturday, June 30 at the Hermitage Springs Park (Hwy 52). BBQ begins at 10:30 a.m. Fireworks begin at dark. New this year, the event will include a car, and truck. Folks can register their vehicles for the show between 7 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and the first 50 to register will receive dash plaques. The cost to register is $15, and 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will be awarded. Live music will begin later in the evening (around 6 p.m.) featuring Super Novacaine. This event is free to attend, however donations to the Hermitage Springs Fire Department are appreciated. This year’s event will also include Bingo at 3 p.m. and a silent auction and door prizes. See ya there!