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Originally published: 2013-07-03 12:43:55
Last modified: 2013-07-05 02:39:47

July 4 postponements and cancellations

by Staff Reports

Many July 4 events are moving forward despite heavy rains in the area.

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A recorded message on the Tweetsie Railroad telephone line says the July 4 fireworks show is still on despite heavy rains and localized flooding.

There will be no charge for parking, as the rain has reduced the amount of accessible on-site parking. Vehicles may park on a first come, first served basis.

The buffet dinner at the Hacienda has been cancelled, and Tweetsie is offering refunds to anyone who has already purchased tickets.

The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.


The Bethel Blast fireworks have been postponed until 9:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Bethel Baptist Church's Facebook page.


As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the July 4 events at Horn in the West are still on for 5 p.m. today.

Families are invited to a "Burning in Effigy of King George III" from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Horn in the West Drive. The Declaration of Independence will be read aloud, and audience members may participate in a reading of toasts to the 13 colonies. The audience will hear a eulogy for King George III while his dummy is burned.

The event is free, but donations are appreciated.


Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson said the Boone July 4th parade will proceed at 11 a.m. Thursday "rain or shine."

If lightning is occurring at 11 a.m., the parade will hold up to an hour. If lightning is still occurring at noon, the parade will be cancelled, she said.


The Liberty Day Parade in Todd has been postponed from Thursday to Saturday due to expected rains.

The parade will take place July 6 at the same time and place, the Elkland Art Center announced Wednesday. Those interested in being part of the parade may meet at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of N.C. 194 and Railroad Grade Road.

The parade begins at 11 a.m.