By Vivian Hodges
Fourth of July celebrations are just around the corner, and cities in Morgan County are getting ready for the special holiday.
The Town of Buckhead is hosting their annual 4th of July BBQ at the Buckhead Fire Department, where they will be serving chicken halves, bread, chips, tea, and a dessert for only $8. The food will be served from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and if things go as planned, they will have a drive-through line where you will be able to pick up the food and go enjoy the fireworks at night. There will also be a raffle and games for a chance to win prizes, so make sure you stop by this great event!
The city of Bostwick is also holding their annual 4th of July BBQ, which began in the mid 1960’s to raise money for the Bostwick public school. The BBQ will take place in downtown Bostwick, and the “all you can eat” BBQ will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The adult plates are $10 dollars and the children plates are $5. Tickets are available the morning of the event, and all money raised will be used for fire department equipment and the Masonic children’s home.
Fourth of July celebrations in Madison would not be complete without the Madison Morgan Cultural Center’s annual Independence Day Concert and Picnic on the front lawn. According to MMCC, the Athens Classic City Band (directed by Michael Brewer) will be playing a wide variety of patriotic music on the front steps. You can also rent picnic tables for $20 dollars each. So bring your family, some good food, and dress up for this free special event held on July 3rd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Following the celebrations held at Madison Morgan Cultural Center, the Morgan County Recreation Department and the city of Madison will have a fireworks show in Bill Wood Park starting around 9 p.m.