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Scottsburg gets ready for a star-spangled celebration

Scottsburg is gearing up for its biggest day of the year when thousands will trek to the village to celebrate July 4th in fine fashion.

Everything is getting ready for Wednesday’s celebration in Scottsburg as the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department Corp. holds its 32nd annual Independence Day Celebration. 

Scottsburg will be bursting at the seams as close to 10,000 people are expected to turn out to enjoy a fun-filled day of family entertainment. 

Ricky Gordon, Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department president, said, “We will be expecting a larger crowd than in the past couple of years being that July 4th falls on a Wednesday this year. With most people getting just Wednesday off as a holiday rather than a three-day weekend, most out of town travel is not an option. 

“We have worked to try to get something for everyone this year with the parade, quarter scale tractor pull, fireman’s competition, bouncing castle for the kids, live music from noon until time for the fireworks, arts and crafts vendors, Cinn-Sational Cinnamon Rolls, great food, and the day will end with our annual fireworks display,”

Admission is free to the event, and parking is free too. 

“We do, however, prohibit alcoholic beverages and coolers. This is an event in which you can bring your whole family and celebrate the birthday of our great nation,” Gordon said. 

All proceeds from the event go to the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department Corp. 


SCHEDULE

 

10 a.m.: Parade starts

 11:45 a.m.: Opening ceremonies, presentation of colors by HCHS JROTC, invocation  

 Noon: The Good Times Band

 1 p.m.: 4Eva Blessed,1/4 Scale Tractor Pull

 2 p.m.: The Halifax Hillbillies, fireman’s competition

 3 p.m.: The Satterfields 

 4 p.m.: Lee Snead

 5 p.m.: The Bluegrass 5

 6 p.m.: The Brown Brothers

 7 to 9:45: The Strays featuring Ray Martin

 9:45 p.m.: Fireworks

Rain date is Saturday, July 7