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Area Independence Weekend Celebrations

Notice of Office Closure
The McKenzie Banner will be closed Friday, July 2, in observance of Independence Day and to mourn the loss of our loved one, Ramona Washburn.
McKenzie Fireworks  Event is July 3
The City of McKenzie is starting its celebration a day early this year due to July 4 being on a Sunday. The event is Saturday, July 3.
A Children’s parade is at 9 a.m. Saturday on Banner Row in front of The McKenzie Banner. The Farmers’ Market is open until noon. At 6 p.m., food vendors open at the McKenzie Park, 570 Como Street. At 6:30 p.m., opening ceremonies begin with a welcome by Mayor Jill Holland. Alex Gallien will offer a prayer and April Baker will perform the National Anthem. The annual fireworks show begins around 9 p.m. Only vehicles of handicap drivers can be in the park and only on Liberty Lane behind the softball field. Permitted vehicles must bear a handicap license or windshield placard. On-site transportation is available for all visitors.
City of Dresden Hosts Independence Day Celebration
The City of Dresden is hosting an Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Dresden Wilson Park. The event includes music by The Side Effects Band, food, water slide, games, and fireworks.
City of Gleason Hosts Independence Day Celebration
The City of Gleason is hosting an Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 3, to 9 p.m. in downtown Gleason. It includes a Mid-Life Crisis Band, food trucks, ice cream and fireworks at 9 p.m. The event is free to attend.
McLemoresville To Host Parade, Fireworks Show
McLemoresville’s event is Sunday, July 4. A parade begins at 6 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. lineup at the McLemoresville Baptist Church. Don Reed and his crew plan to cook hamburgers for guests. After the parade, there will be a God and Country prayer event led by Darrell Ridgely. Parade winners will be announced before dark. Also at the event are a cake walk and a country band. Fireworks begin at dark.