PRINCETON — As has been the case for the past seven years in Princeton, America’s birthday July 4, Independence Day, will be celebrated Thursday by music, kids’ activities and fireworks sponsored by the Princeton Rescue Squad, the City of Princeton and the Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias.

Stacey Hicks, Chief Executive Officer of the PRS, the principal organizer for the observance to be held at Anne S. Hunnicutt Stadium behind Princeton Senior High School, said Wednesday, “We’ve got everything set up. We’ll start things by having a car show in the back parking lot of Princeton Senior High School before the gates open at the stadium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.”

The gates of Hunnicutt Stadium will open at 1 p.m. At 3 p.m. to close, a “Kid’s Corner” featuring a bounce house, pottery painting, face-pointing and a pie-eating contest will be featured.

Music for the afternoon and evening will be provided by “The Furrows,” “Transit Times,” “High Rize Band,” “Beach Nite Band” and “Rick K and the All-Nighters,” in that order.

The day’s events will conclude around 10 p.m. with fireworks and patriotic music.

Hicks said, “The best place to observe the fireworks is along Stafford Drive. We ask that people not park at Princeton Community Hospital because that would disrupt people coming in and out for emergency situations.”.

He added, “The best thing is that’s a family atmosphere where they enjoy the day without having to worry about alcohol. It’s an opportunity for us to appreciate our military personnel for their sacrifices. I want to thank all of our sponsors who have been with us these past seven years and on through our eighth year.”

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