Independence Day around Morgan County

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Morgan County residents, family, and friends celebrated Independence Day throughout the county in high spirits.

With mixing and mingling across the newly landscaped lawn of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center on July 3, people picnicked and enjoyed a live concert by the Athens Classic City Band with Uncle Sam as the emcee.

The Morgan County High School Color Guard presented the colors as the national anthem was sung by Ansley Baldwin.

Those in attendance may have even caught a glimpse of Captain America or the Statue of Liberty who made guest appearances!

Red, white, and blue decorations were readily apparent on tables, chairs, and people, some of whom fully embraced the event with headdresses that flashed, blinked, and wobbled.

The mood was so positive that a brief downpour of rain could not dampen the festivities and the fireworks, later held at Bill Wood Park, could be seen from parts of the downtown area.

The Fourth was further commemorated the next day in downtown Bostwick, which hosted their annual lunchtime barbeque.

That evening, a live band played during an evening barbeque fundraiser for the Buckhead Fire Department.

Buckhead also held a great raffle before the fireworks lit up the sky.

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