Events on tap for July 4th

Published 2:35 am Saturday, June 25, 2016

For those looking forward to the annual Fourth of July holiday next weekend, there are several events planned.

The Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their second annual Fourth of July Parade at 10 a.m. on July 4, in downtown Andalusia. Participants will parade from the First Baptist Church down Three Notch Street to the Veteran’s Memorial.

Immediately following the parade, participants will have an opportunity to win a prize by answering a patriotic question in the parking lot between City Hall and Springdale. There also will be free photo standups to take photos with, of the Statue of Liberty and Uncle Sam.

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to preserving American history, securing America’s future through better education, and promoting patriotism.

For information, contact Brenda Gouge at



The City of Opp will host its annual 4th of July Celebration at Lake Frank Jackson State Park, Mon., July 4, 2016.

Starting at 10 a.m. the park will have free admission to everyone, and free watermelon will be available as long as supplies last. Food vendors also will be set up.

The Opp Fire Department will be selling hotdogs again this year to raise money for equipment for their department. Other vendors will sell BBQ and Kona Ice, among other items.

Starting at 2 p.m. ,Charlene Payne will kick off the live music and at 4 p.m. Today’s Yesterday Band will take the stage.

The night will end with a firework show that will start at dark.



The City of Andalusia will open its annual Fourth of July event on the midway at the Kiwanis Community Center at 6 p.m. Free watermelon will be available, and a fireworks show is set for dark.

Eddie Lindsey of the local Bama Boys Fireworks will conduct the show.