By Tia Lynn Ivey
There was no shortage of patriotic celebrations this year for the Fourth of July to honor America’s official founding in 1776.
The manicured lawn of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center was lined with red, white, and blue last Wednesday as patriotic locals gathered for the annual Independence Day Concert and Picnic on July 3. Uncle Sam mingled with attendees waving flags as the Athens Classic City Band, Georgia’s longest operating community band, played American tribute songs. The cuisine was provided for by Pot’s Barbeque and Antique Sweets.
Family and friends enjoyed the perfect weather while dining at tables and huddled under blankets. The event was sponsored by Jones, Ewing, Dobbs & Tamplin, Inc.
“Summer in Madison would not be complete without this free celebration!” said an MMCC representative.
Another Independence Day festival happened at the same time in Bill Wood Park in Madison before the fireworks began. The event featured bouncy houses, face-painting, food trucks, ice cream, and of course, a brilliant fireworks show at dark. The event was also free and open to the public.
The annual fireworks show commenced at nightfall in Bill Wood Park at Madison. Bursts of colorful sparks lit up Madison’s sky as hundreds of locals enjoyed the elaborate show.
Madison always knows how to celebrate America’s birthday in style.