By Mollie LaSalle
There were and are several cities and organizations that held annual Fourth of July celebrations. On Saturday, July 1, the City of Ivanhoe had their annual golf cart parade at 10 am, followed by the annual fireworks show at the dam on Lake Charmaine at 9 p.m., by the Ivanhoe Fire Department. The full moon over the lake made it that much more spectacular.
The fireworks show lasted about 30 minutes and was a spectacular sight to behold.
The city of Jasper held their annual Independence Day Celebration at Sandy Creek Park on July 1, with live music at 5 pm, and the firework show at 9 pm. Sandy Creek Park always puts on a great show for the holiday. Naskila Casino and The Alabama Coushatta tribe of Livingston had their annual Independence Day Festival and Fireworks show, Monday July 3.
Admission was free and events started at 5 pm with fireworks at 10 pm.
Also in Polk County, the City of Onalaska held their annual fireworks display on Kickapoo Creek, and the annual Kids Fishing Tournament. F.A.I.T.H Military sponsored an event at Anniversary Park at 10 am, with games, food, music, vendors and a bike parade.
The Church in the Country, located at 255 FM 256 N, in Woodville will host their Freedom Sunday, July 9, with games, food, a water slide, and inflatables beginning at 6 pm, with fireworks at dark. Everyone is invited to come out and join in the celebration.