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Fourth of July events

June 27, 2002

Friday, June 28


Long Meadow Shopping

Center fireworks

Featuring a concert by Spectrum from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Intersection of Potomac and Northern avenues, Hagerstown. Rain date is Saturday, June 29.

Saturday, June 29


"Freedom's Birth:

An American Experience"

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Re-enactors, history lectures, jazz and fireworks. (See cover story for details.) Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Events begin at 11 a.m. Concert at Cavalier Heights at 7 p.m.; fireworks finale from Bolivar Heights at approximately 9:45 p.m. No entrance fee. Parking at Cavalier Heights Visitor Center throughout the day, Bolivar Heights starting at 4:30 p.m. Parking areas will close at 8:30 p.m. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, insect repellent and flashlights. If heavy rains or thunderstorms occur, the fireworks program will be held at 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. No concerts will be held on Sunday evening. 1-304-535-6298.

Thursday, July 4


Fireworks at Fairground Park

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Sponsored by the City of Hagerstown. Featuring entertainment from 6 to 9:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Fairgrounds Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 116.

Waynesboro Summer Jubilee and Fireworks

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The day includes a 5K run, followed by a Fourth of July parade at 10 a.m. Other events include a tug-of war-contest at 11:30 a.m.; a unicycling, juggling and acrobatics show at 12:30 p.m.; a local musician at 1 p.m.; karaoke at 2 p.m.; bluegrass music provided by Twin Hill Express at 3 p.m.; Ray Owen's "Hats Off to America," a patriotic music show, at 4 p.m.; country line dancers at 5 p.m.; and a concert by Rudy and the Bluefish. Fireworks will follow. West Main Street, Pa. 16, across from Waynesboro Hospital. Free. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Bell-ringing ceremony

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Sons of the Revolution annual bell-ringing ceremony. Includes a carillon concert by Charles Farris. Mercersburg Academy Chapel. 2 p.m. Free.

July Fourth Celebration

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Jerome R. King Playground bandshell and adjacent Nelson pavilion will be the site of a community-wide event to celebrate July Fourth. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on the grass; the adjacent pavilion will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Boy Scouts will sell hamburgers and hot dogs and Girl Scouts will sell drinks. Wear red, white, and blue and bring hand-held flags to wave while listening to a program of patriotic music and readings presented by Greencastle-Antrim residents. The Most Patriotic Family contest will be held at 11:15 a.m. on the bandshell stage. No registration required. The prize for the winning family is a $25 gift certificate to Mikie's Ice Cream. The event will close with an old-fashioned peanut and candy scramble for the children and a watermelon party.

Frederick's Fourth Celebration

FREDERICK, Md. - The 19th annual celebration will feature entertainment, free children's activities, a chili cook-off, a volleyball tournament and boat rides. Baker Park, corner of Second and Bentz Streets. Noon to 9 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. No pets.

Saturday, July 6


Salute to Independence

SHARPSBURG - Featuring the Maryland Symphony Orchestra playing light classical and patriotic music, and a fireworks finale by Zambelli Internationale. Bring picnic baskets, coolers, lawn chairs and blankets. Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg Pike. Concert at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks. Free.

20th annual Community Day

EMMITSBURG, Md. - Fireworks presented by Zambelli at 9:45 p.m. conclude a daylong schedule of events in a theme of "Freedom United." Most events are at the Emmitsburg Community Center and include community games from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a horseshow contestat 1 p.m., a golf contest from 2 to 4 p.m., a parade at 6 p.m. and a "Freedom United" program and concert beginning at 7 p.m.

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