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Area communities offer holiday celebrations

July 04, 2006

The following Fourth of July events will happen today in the Tri-State area:

·The City of Hagerstown will have fireworks - 15,996 shells in 30 minutes - at Fairgrounds Park at 9:30 p.m. The opening ceremony for the festivities is at 6 p.m. Trolley service from the former Ames parking lot off Dual Highway to the fairgrounds will be available from 6 p.m. until the end of the event. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 116, or go to www.hagerstownmd.org. The rain date for fireworks is Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.

· Williamsport's Fourth of July celebration will include fireworks at Byron Memorial Park at about 9:15 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring a canned food item. Rain date for the fireworks is Wednesday. Call 301-331-0383.

· The Waynesboro (Pa.) Summer Jubilee will have fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on Main Street across from Waynesboro Hospital. The town's parade begins at 10:30 a.m.

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· The annual Greencastle-Antrim Fourth of July celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tayamentasachta Environmental Center. Live music, games, food and fun.

· Fourth of July festivities at Memorial Park in Chambersburg, Pa., will include fireworks at sundown. The day's activities will begin at 1 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, July 8. Call 717-261-3275.

· The holiday will be celebrated at War Memorial Park, on Tennessee Avenue in Martinsburg, W.Va., with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Activities begin at 1 p.m. Call 304-264-4842.

· Celebrate Frederick presents Frederick's 4th, an Independence Day Celebration at Baker Park in Frederick, Md. Fireworks at dusk in the carillon area of the park. There will be free shuttles from Harry Grove Stadium and Gov. Thomas Johnson High School to Baker Park.

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