Newnan’s big celebration is Friday

Thu, 07/03/2008 - 1:02pm
By: The Citizen

Main Street Newnan will kick off the city’s Independence Day activities with the annual parade at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 4. The parade starts at the Veterans Park at the corner of Temple and Jackson Street and continues down Jackson and LaGrange to conclude at Newnan High School. 

The Newnan Rotary Club picks up the festivities from there with family fun and fireworks until dark.

Keeping things simple, this year’s theme for the parade is “Proud to be an American.” This year, Main Street is proud to announce that Norma Haynes, a longtime resident of Newnan, will serve as the Grand Marshal. 

Independence Day has become a day for remembering soldiers, celebrating our freedoms, enjoying our summer and backyard barbecues. 

“The great parade and fireworks display have become a great tradition for the community,” said Linda Kee, Main Street Newnan director. “Fourth of July activities in Newnan are hopefully on everyone’s ‘must-do’ list. It’s become another way to enjoy the holiday and really celebrate being an American.”

 After the completion of the parade, fun, festivities, children activities and entertainment will be at Newnan High School’s Drake Stadium. Sponsored by the City of Newnan, Coweta County and the Rotary Club, fireworks will begin at dusk.

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