Fireworks planned for Fourth

Published 11:37 pm Friday, June 28, 2013

The Fourth of July will be celebrated in Covington County with a bang, with firework shows scheduled in Andalusia and Opp.

Andalusia’s tourism and relocation committee will host a community-wide celebration at the Kiwanis fairgrounds, with musical entertainment by Michael Kelley and Kat Dean, Christian Wossilek and the Ric McNaughton Band.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Music begins at 5 p.m.. and fireworks will begin at 8:30 p.m.

Concessions will be available; however, free watermelon slices will begin at 5 p.m. until the last slice is gone.

Bring a lawn chair and blanket, arrive early and enjoy an afternoon of fun, city officials said Friday.

In Opp, the city and those at Frank Jackson State Park have teamed up to for festivities, with the Dusty Sanderson Band in concert from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the state park. Admission to the park is free after noon that Thursday. Free hotdogs and watermelon will be given away.