Thorsby to celebrate Fourth on Saturday

Published 2:41 pm Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thorsby will hold its Fourth of July celebration a day early — this Saturday, July 3 beginning at 7 p.m. in Richard Wood Park.

The program will be a tribute to God and country, featuring patriotic music from local church talent, words from area pastors, concessions and fireworks. The first part of the event will last about an hour prior to the fireworks.

“We try to make it last about an hour, or until it starts to get dark so they can see the fireworks better,” said coordinator Melba Davis.

Participating churches include Thorsby First Baptist, Pates Chapel, The Church at Bethel and others. A local female singing group called Perfect Imperfection will perform.

The laying of the wreath at the Flagpole will pay tribute to those who fought and died for our country’s independence, those who have died since, and those who continue to risk their lives for freedom. Mayor Dearl Hilyer and members of the Thorsby Town Council will assist with the ceremony.

The Thorsby Fire Department will oversee the shooting of fireworks.

“Hopefully, the weather will cool off before then,” said Davis, reminding those who plan to attend to bring a lawn chair.

Free water will be given away during the celebration, and barbecue will be available for purchase.

For more information, call city hall at 646-3575.