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Local fireworks show planned for July 3

POSTED: June 17, 2009 4:00 a.m.

Dawson Community News and the Dawson County Board of Commissioners invite the community to the inaugural Dawson Day Thunder in the Sky Fireworks Extravaganza Independence Day Celebration July 3 at Rock Creek Park.


The new Dawson Day celebration is the place to be to get your share of family fun, a variety of foods and a sky-popping fireworks display to kick-off the Fourth of July Independence Day weekend.


“We are proud to partner with Dawson County to help bring residents of this great community such an exciting event,” said Stephanie Griffin, editor of the Dawson Community News.


Kids will enjoy moonwalks, inflatable slides, face painting and more. From popcorn to boiled peanuts and snow cones, you’ll find your favorite carnival snacks at your fingertips. Or, plan to enjoy your evening meal at the park. 


Guests are invited to ‘touch-a-truck’ at exhibits by Dawson County Emergency Services and the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.


Don’t forget to bring your blanket or lawn chair and find a spot on the grass to enjoy the live entertainment of “The Frogz” classic rock favorites and the breathtaking fireworks display at dark. 


You can also lace up your dancing shoes and enter the dance contest. 

Whether taking a shot at some of the locals in the dunk tank, scaling a rock climbing wall, or munching on a favorite snack, Dawson Day will satisfy your every need for a night out with your family, friends, and neighbors.


“This celebration is a first for Dawson County government.  We are extremely pleased to host such a spectacular event at no expense to the taxpayers,” said Government and Community Affairs Representative Cathy Brooks. “We are grateful to all our generous sponsors for making this event possible.”


Admission for the event is free. Children’s activities, souvenirs and concessions are available for purchase.


Gates open at 5 p.m., followed by live music that starts at 6 p.m. The fireworks extravaganza will begin at dark. No coolers, please.


Free parking is available at Rock Creek Park, River Park Canoe Launch and Riverview Middle School. Free shuttle service will be provided to and from the event from off-site parking.


Space is still available for merchants, arts and crafts and non-profit organization booths. Space is limited.  Call Buffie Henson at (706) 344-3646 for more information.


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