Fireworks Events Set For Holiday Weekend

Published 2:17 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2015

’Tis the season for celebration.

For those in a festive Independence Day mood, there will be two opportunities to take in fireworks and enjoy evenings of fun.

Farmville’s Fireworks After Dark, at a cost of $5 per vehicle at the gate, is scheduled to kick things off at the Farmville Regional Airport at 4:30 p.m. (located at 130 Wedgewood Drive) Friday, July 3. The evening will include a performance from Class Act Band at 6 p.m. and Amena Sims singing the National Anthem just prior to the 7:30 p.m. talent show. Bridget Carrington & Theory will perform at 8:15 p.m., followed by fireworks starting at  9:30 p.m. and then more from Carrington and Theory at 10 p.m. (All times are approximate.)

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Perry Carrington will keep things on pace with a little help from Megan Clark, who will emcee the talent show.

Vendors will offer food for sale and activities for children, including bounce houses at an additional cost.

The event is sponsored by the Town of Farmville, Prince Edward County and a host of businesses.

Coolers are welcome, but bottles and pets are prohibited.

The Meherrin Fire Department, located on Moore’s Ordinary Road in Meherrin, is celebrating 30 years of July 4 celebrations with a bang. What started out as a local gathering and some store-bought fireworks now attracts people from all over the state. The Saturday event is free and open to the public.

This year, things get started with sellers participating in the 100-mile yard sale (6 a.m. to 2 p.m.); stew ($7 per quart) will be ready at 11 a.m;, and food and craft vendors will be selling items throughout the evening. Bands are scheduled to play from 2 p.m. until, with fireworks expected to take off somewhere between 9-9:15 p.m.

There’s also a raffle set ($1 per ticket), which, with vendors and sponsors, help with the cost of the celebration.

For those close to Scottsville, there will be a fireworks display at dusk on Saturday, July 4. Community events get underway at 4 p.m. with music and food vendors.

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