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Celebrating Independence Day in Madison

Independence Day, or the 4th of July, is celebrated in the United States to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the day we declared independence from the United Kingdom.

Celebrations commonly include parades, barbecues, picnics, concerts, ceremonies and fireworks.  In Madison County, it wouldn't be the 4th of July without fireworks.  There will be two options for fireworks this year in Madison County. Greenville and Madison are pulling out all the stops to put on a show for residents to enjoy.

In Greenville, the Spirit of Greenville Committee will again be hosting an Independence Day fireworks show on Monday, July 4.

A delightful show of popping, crackling and brightly colored fireworks will be displayed in the warm night sky from over the pond at Haffye Hayes Park.  All ages are invited to come to this patriotic event in Greenville.  Get to the park early in order to get the best seating for the show.  Fireworks will start after dark between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

In Madison, the Madison Lions Club is again bringing their God and Country Festival to the county.  The festival will be held around Lake Frances.  Vendors for the event are asked to come set up their booths from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Speaking of vendors, those interested in selling their wares at the festival but fear they missed the deadline? No problem! Stop by the Lions Club tent before 5 p.m., where applications for late arriving vendors will be available.

The festival will truly kick into gear at 6 p.m., with performances by many of Madison County’s talented performers.  At 8 p.m., the winners for the Chance to Win raffle will be selected and announced from the main stage; the winner does not need to be present in order to qualify.

In addition, throughout the night the Lions Club will be announcing various winners for door prizes and treats; tickets for door prizes are gained after purchasing items from booth sellers throughout the festival grounds.  Keep an ear out in case your name is selected!

At 8:15 p.m., Julian Drive, an Athens, Ga. based musical troupe will be performing.  Julian Drive will be cranking out music that ranges in themes from Christian contemporary to Christian alternative rock.

But of course, what is an Independence Day celebration without the fireworks? At 9:15 p.m., the fireworks show will begin! The Madison Lions Club has worked hard to gather sponsors to help provide the best possible show for the community.

Whether you head to Haffye Hayes Park or Lake Frances, bring your family and have a blast this weekend!

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