Celebrate America tonight

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 2, 2005

&uot;Celebrate America&uot; arrives tonight at the Greenville High Tiger Stadium upper parking lot.

The patriotic event will kick off at 6:30 p.m., with a fireworks display, courtesy of Pyrotechnica, slated for 9 p.m.

Tasty treats, live music, carnival games and contests await all those who attend the event, organizers say.

&uot;The GHS Band Boosters and the GHS Athletic Booster Club will both be on hand with some great food. There will be a variety of items available, including their wonderful roasted corn, barbecue sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs and more," Carol Lee, Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce director, said.

The Kandu Band will be performing live to entertain the crowd.

Kids can enjoy showing off their skills during the

hula hoop contest, bouncing in the "moonwalk" and trying their luck at carnival games.

"We are bringing back our very popular dunking booth. I'm not sure who will be participating from Fort Dale, but Dr. Murphy is returning from the high school, and she is a big draw for us," Lee said.

All activities and concessions will be set up in the parking lot, and police will be on hand to direct traffic for parking.

"Attendees are welcome to go in the stadium to sit and eat, listen to the music and watch the fireworks, but we do ask that people stay off the football field," Lee said.

Folks are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, but Lee stresses no coolers will be allowed at tonight's event.

"The weather should cooperate with us, and we are looking forward to a really fun, family-oriented night for everyone to enjoy," Lee said.

"Celebrate America" is being sponsored by the GACOC and numerous local businesses and individuals.