Freedom Celebration on July 5 to include large fireworks show

Posted By | July 3, 2019 9:35 am

By Rachel Auberger

White County will be hosting a Freedom Celebration, on July 5, 2019, at the sports complex, on Highway 70 West, complete with live music, vendors, and a fireworks show.

Steve Qualls, pastor at Christpoint Church, said several churches have teamed up with the county to bring to the community what they hope will become an annual event.

“We wanted to give the community something wonderful,” Qualls said about the cooperative effort of those sponsoring the event. “We wanted something everyone could attend and enjoy.”

This year’s celebration will kick off at 4 p.m., July 5. Qualls said there will be a variety of craft vendors, food booths, including a concession stand run by the White County Warrior Youth football program, bounce houses, and train rides for the kids.

“Mountain Sno and Scoops will both be there as well,” Qualls said.

Qualls said he hopes people will bring their blankets and chairs and spend the afternoon out at the complex socializing and celebrating with each other.  He also said the hopes people of all ages will attend and stated that if persons with mobility issues wanted to come, they would be happy to accommodate them.

“There is plenty of parking out there,” Qualls said about the sports complex. “And we will have golf carts available to help transport people who may not be able to walk from their car to the fields. We will drive them back and forth. We just want everyone to be able to celebrate with us and enjoy their day.”

To add to the celebration, there will be live music provided by Sparta rock and roll talent all evening leading up to the climax of the day: a $10,000 firework show.

“We will have several bands playing, including Shattered,” Qualls said. “They will be playing throughout the whole afternoon and evening so people can hang out, shop, eat, and enjoy some music while they wait for the fireworks.”

There is no charge to attend the celebration, although Qualls said that vendors may charge for the purchase of crafts or concessions.

“This is a gift to the community,” Qualls said. “We are very excited about being able to do this and hope to make it bigger and better each year for years to come.”

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