By Tia Lynn Ivey
Fourth of July celebrations across Morgan County were attended by hundreds of locals donned in their best patriotic attire for some of America’s favorite traditions of food, fun and fireworks.
The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center held its annual Independence Day Concert and Picnic on the front lawn, which featured the Athens Classic City Band (directed by Michael Brewer) playing patriotic tunes to the crowds.
The concert was followed by Madison’s exquisite fireworks display at Bill Wood Park.
The Town of Buckhead hosted its annual Fourth of July BBQ at the Buckhead Fire Department, where they served chicken halves, bread, chips, tea, and a dessert for only $8.
The event was also followed by fireworks at night. There was also a raffle and games for a chance to win prizes for attendees.
The City of Bostwick also celebrated the Fourth of July by holding its own annual BBQ, which began back in the mid 1960’s to raise money for the Bostwick public school.
The BBQ featured an all-you-can-eat barbeque deal. All money raised will be used for fire department equipment and the Masonic children’s home.