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Scottsburg spirit shines in belated July 4 celebration

It was three weeks late, but Scottsburg rolled out the red, white and blue carpet Saturday for its annual Fourth of July celebration.

Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department Corporation President Ricky Gordon estimated early Saturday afternoon that approximately 10,000 people were on hand to enjoy the parade, vendor booths, musical entertainment and a wide variety of foods, including ice cream and lemonade.

The events kicked off as always with a downtown parade featuring a number of political candidates and the usual assortment of antique vehicles, fire engines and all-star ball teams.

The weather cooperated for the most part, with overcast skies providing a cooler backdrop to the celebration than attendees have coped with in the past.

A brief rainstorm lasting 45 minutes didn’t deter many of the people from enjoying musical entertainment later in the day, according to Gordon.

“I saw very few people leave, and we had a good crowd for the fireworks show. Overall, the crowd was a little light, but that was probably due to the weather, but we were very fortunate,” Gordon added.

Although no final tally of money raised for the fire department was available Sunday afternoon, Fire Chief Jay Reese said the chicken and hamburger completely sold out during Saturday’s event.

Raffle winners included Clint Womack, who won $300 and donated a portion of his winnings back to the fire department, according to Gordon.

Jess Allred won $200, and Joey Thompson won $100 in the raffle.  

 

 

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