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Powder Springs plans virtual 4th of July celebration, drive-by parade

The city of Powder Springs will host its inaugural Fourth of July Virtual Celebration and Drive-By Parade in place of its annual SpringsFest on the 4th.
The city of Powder Springs will host its inaugural Fourth of July Virtual Celebration and Drive-By Parade in place of its annual SpringsFest on the 4th.

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Credit: Pixabay

The city of Powder Springs isn’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop it from celebrating Independence Day.

The city, which had to cancel its annual July 4 celebration, SpringsFest on the 4th, is preparing to host a Fourth of July Virtual Celebration and Drive-By Parade.

Kicking off the celebration will be a patriotic video that will be posted on the city’s social media accounts around 8 am. Subsequent videos will be posted around noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., and include Mayor Al Thurman and City Council members talking about what freedom means to them and their favorite memories of the holiday.

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The city's videos will also include pictures of veterans and active service members, as well as those who died while serving or after completing their military careers. Anyone who wants to submit a photo can email Jon Gargis, the city's communications consultant, at jg@gargisconsulting.com. Along with the photos, submissions must include the person's name, branch of service, rank, if they are active and deployed and if they are a Powder Springs resident or a family member of a resident.

At 10 a.m., elected officials, police officers and other city employees will take part in the drive-by parade that will wind through neighborhoods. This patriotic procession will end by 11:30 a.m., and highlights of the parade will be included in the final video Powder Springs will share on social media for that day.

The city of Powder Springs, which had to cancel its annual SpringsFest on the 4th, will host its inaugural Fourth of July Virtual Celebration and Drive-By Parade.
The city of Powder Springs, which had to cancel its annual SpringsFest on the 4th, will host its inaugural Fourth of July Virtual Celebration and Drive-By Parade.

Credit: City of Powder Springs

Credit: City of Powder Springs

You can find out more information about the city's virtual celebration by visiting its website.


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