Make Plans to Celebrate July 4th with Family, Friends and Fun
The County wishes to remind everyone that conditions are high for fire right now and you need to consult your city’s regulations on the use of fireworks for celebrating on the 4th. Spring Hill has recently fought a large brush fire and reminds citizens that Noon to 11 P.M. is the only time fireworks are allowed in the city. Please have water and/or a hose in reach when enjoying the show. Wetting the area before you start is always a good idea.
Remember that this year’s Franklin on the Fourth is changing venues. The 200 acre Park at Harlinsdale Farm is the new location. This year you will not have to move from the concerts to the fireworks, they are all happening together. The consolidation allows Main Street to be open, attendees to avoid the rush to find a good spot at Harlinsdale, and reduces overhead for conducting the event for the Lion’s Club behind the scenes. “You don’t have to close streets,” said Frannie Whittemore, club member. “You don’t have to pay policemen twice. You don’t have to pay solid waste twice.”
There are no plans to scale back the event. Attendees can expect the same amount of music, vendors, kid’s zone, a hot dog eating contest and of course the petting zoo with pony rides, according to Scott Ducaj, owner of Zia Music Production and an event organizer. The city is spending $25,000 on the closing fireworks display this year. After event expenses are covered, 100 percent of the money raised goes towards the Lion’s Club mission of preserving eyesight. “We test the eyes of every child up the age of 6 in (Williamson) County,” said Ron Tapscott, club president.
Also on the 4th if you already don’t have enough to do you can sign up for the 15th Annual Maryland Farms YMCA – Andrews Cadillac Firecracker 5K. Cost for the 5K is $35 and the kids run is $5. Dress up if you like for the costume contest and enjoy a trek through Maryland Farms complex. Child Care is available curing the race and Y members and participants can cool off after in the pool. A Pool Party is scheduled from Noon to 2 P.M. with activities like face painting, water games and a moonwalk.
Celebrations Across the County
Franklin on the Fourth at the Park at Harlinsdale starting at 11 A.M. (view schedule of events)
Nolensville Ball Park, 2310 Nolensville Road from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Brentwood Concert with the Kadillacs at Crockett Park, 1500 Volunteer Parkway 7 P.M.
Remember fireworks are illegal to use in Brentwood city limits.
Spring Hill A parade for Children is scheduled for 9 A.M. as the 10th annual 4th of July celebration unfolds at the Post Office, and refreshments will follow in the park.
Fairview is having the 2nd Annual Independence Celebration on Tuesday July 3rd from 4 – 10 at City Hall. Entertainment includes Travis Dukes, Lane Johnson and the Jingo Jammers and Angie Laster Band with fireworks at 9:45.