Need something to do July 4? Plenty on tap

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Everyone is encouraged to show their patriotism by entering the July 4 parade. | File photo

Everyone is encouraged to show their patriotism by entering the July 4 parade. | File photo

There are plenty of activities planned for this year’s Fourth of July celebration.


The Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their second annual Fourth of July Parade at 10 a.m. on Sat., July 4, in downtown Andalusia.

Participants will parade from from the First Baptist Church down Three Notch Street to the Veteran’s Memorial.

Organizers encourage anyone who wants to participate to bring a golf cart or vehicle or bicycle, float or wagon, decorate it in a patriotic way, and join the fun.

“Join us in this parade and to celebrate living in the greatest country in the

world, and commemorate our Independence Day,” DAR President Brenda Gouge said.

Patriotic throws, face painting, refreshments and patriotic photo standups are planned in the Veterans Memorial area following the parade.

The DAR invites anyone who has received the DAR Good Citizen Award in the past to come and join the parade.

Lynda Powell will serve as grand marshal, and the parade will honor deceased DAR Daughter, Ann Hair McGlaun; her mother, Sara Waits Hair; and her mother, Nannie Belle Shaver Waits.

For more information, contact Brenda Gouge at 334-222-0347.


The City of Andalusia will again host a Fourth of July celebration on the fairgrounds at the Kiwanis Community Center.

A band will provide entertainment, and free watermelon will be available as long as supplies last. Concessions also are planned. A firework show will begin at dark.


Opp’s annual Fourth of July event is again set for Lake Frank Jackson.

There will be free admission to the park, as well as free watermelon and live entertainment.

Vendors will be in the park from 10 a.m. until with food, drinks, shaved ice and inflatables for kids. There will be a charge for vendors, with a percentage going to Lake Frank Jackson.

The Trailmasters will be selling drinks, with proceeds going to the park; and the fire department will be selling hotdogs, with proceeds going back into the park and to purchase new equipment for the fire department.

Entertainment includes Charlene Payne, Tori Reisnour, Taylor Weeks and the Burning Family.

Fireworks are planned for “dark-thirty.”