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Setting it off: July 4 fun to explode countywide

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By Robert Allen

Gadsden County residents will have plenty of in-county options for their Independence Day festivities this year. 

The West Gadsden Historic Society will host its 10th annual open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the historical Dezell House on 328 East 8th St. in Greensboro. 

According to a June 20 press release from the society, various historical displays will be exhibited in the house, including an updated version of local historian Buddy Pitts’ photo collection. 

The Greensboro event will also include a bake sale and seafood lunches from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. offered by the Coastal Seafood Restaurant of Panacea. 

The Greensboro Depot Railroad Museum, which contains a wealth of local artifacts, will also be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Greensboro will also be launching after dark. 

Meanwhile, the Chattahoochee Main Street organization is planning their all-day Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Chattahoochee Landing, beginning at 11 a.m. on July 4 and culminating at sundown with a firework show over the river. 

Contests, games, music and food will all be available throughout the day. According to releases published by the organization, admission will be $3 for each vehicle or $1 for each person walking into the park. A portion of these proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. 

According to Havana Town Manager Howard McKinnon, their municipality will host The Vet’s Fest, a lineup of bands from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 4 by the fountain in the downtown area. Any donations collected through the course of the day will benefit the organization Veteran’s Village. 

Midway will have a celebration in the park off Peter’s Road. Council Member Charles Willis said a DJ will begin playing around 7 p.m. and fireworks will commence at sundown.