Fireworks, food, music, and fun will highlight the third annual Independence Celebration in Alexander County on Saturday, July 9. Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Alexander Central High School and will conclude with a tremendous fireworks display. A variety of food and craft vendors will be on hand for the event and a variety of music will be provided.
“We’ve changed our format this year, beginning later to avoid the heat of the day,” said Donna Perkins, chair of this year’s event. “In the past, many people came for the children’s parade at noon and left to return later in the day. Feedback we received suggested that we should just start the festivities later and that’s what we are doing this year.”
Proceeds from the event benefit Habitat For Humanity. In its first year, the event netted more than $1,800 for Habitat. Last year, almost $3,000 was given to the organization. “The benefits from this event are extremely helpful,” said Matt Cooksey, executive director of Alexander Habitat For Humanity. “Because of donations of labor and building materials, the funds raised by this event go much further toward construction than in a regular house. We are so thankful for what the businesses and individuals contribute through the Independence Celebration Committee.”
Businesses and individuals may contribute to the celebration by sending a check to: Habitat For Humanity, P.O. Box 565, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Please note on the “memo” line of the check, “Independence Celebration.” All contributions are tax deductible.