Community Events: Independence Day is Just Around the Corner!
Happy Independence Day!
Independence Day - Many countries have their own traditions for celebrating Independence Day. On July 4th, we have been celebrating this most patriotic festival in the United States for more than 240 years. Here are some interesting facts about July 4th.
- Despite the fact that the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence on July 2, 1776, the declaration was not signed until July 4.
- John Adams refused to recognize July 4th, believing that the genuine Independence Day should have been celebrated on July 2. (4th of July)
- On July 6, 1776, the Pennsylvania Evening Post published the first public printing of the Declaration of Independence. (In the United States, July 4th is Independence Day.)
- The first public readings of the Declaration of Independence took place in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, with bells ringing (including the first ringing of the Liberty Bell) and band music accompanying them. (In the United States, July 4th is Independence Day.)
- On July 4, 1826, three presidents of the United States died within hours of each other: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in 1826, and James Monroe in 1831.
- In 1870, Congress declared Independence Day a holiday, and in 1938, Congress voted to make it a paid holiday for federal employees. (Independence Day in America's History)
Celebrate with Prattville!
We are so excited about the 4th of July weekend!
Spend Saturday, July 3, with us starting with the Prattville Farmers Market opening at 7 am, then find a spot to watch the Parade at 9 am. Next, head over to Pratt Park for the Annual Lions Club BBQ from 8 am until 2 pm and cool off in the creek, the pool, or the splash pad! Finally, wrap up your day with a groovin' concert featuring Souled Out Groove from 6-10 pm!
For more information, or to register to be in the parade, visit press release or call (334) 595-0850.
Independence Day Fireworks Celebration:
On July 4, join us at dark for the annual fireworks display. The fireworks will launch from the Homeplace Clocktower.
This year we are going to launch the fireworks from the area near the Homeplace Clock Tower off Highway 82. This will allow for viewing from miles around and for maintaining proper social distancing. There will be parking available in the nearby parking lots and people throughout the River Region will be able to view this annual celebration of our country’s independence.
For more information, check this link out!: