LYNN - The Fourth of July is a day for celebrating freedom and America. Cookouts, barbecues and fireworks are the normal nearly every year. Due to the current pandemic, many towns that put on a fireworks show have been hesitant about doing it this year, waiting to see if state guidelines would allow it.
An official decision was reached at the Lynn town council meeting, Monday, June 15, that fireworks will light up the night sky Saturday, July 4, at the Lynn City Fields.
Additionally, there are spaces available for vendors to take advantage of and bounce houses for kids to play in. Horseshoe and cornhole game tournaments will be played with sign up at 2 p.m. on July 4. Food and fun will begin at 3 p.m., with the fireworks starting about 9 p.m.
The charge for vendor space is only $20 this year, while the sign up for games is $30 per team with a 50 percent payout: 30 percent of proceeds will go to first place and 20 percent to second place.
There is no charge to come to the event, though donations for next year will be accepted. A concession stand will be open for food and drinks. The Town of Lynn is sponsoring the event, and the Lynn Volunteer Fire Department will be working at the event.
“It’s a little late to get started on it,” Mayor Earl Gilbert said to the fire department after the town meeting. “We were waiting to see what the pandemic was going to do and what they were allowing us to do.”
The address to the Lynn City Fields is 3051 County Road 59. For more information or to set up a vendor space, call Lynn Town Hall at (205) 893-5250.
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