2011-06-22 / Front Page

Patriotic celebration to be held July 2

The annual patriotic celebration will be held July 2. (Photo contributed) The annual patriotic celebration will be held July 2. (Photo contributed) Jenkins County will celebrate the nation’s birthday on Saturday, July 2, at the Jenkins County Recreation Department. The celebration will include a patriotic tribute, special recognition of Jenkins County veterans, fireworks and patriotic music performed by local talent.

Veterans are asked to come to the tent on the recreation football field at 8:15 p.m. to be recognized during the program. The Jenkins County High School Junior ROTC Color Guard will begin the ceremony at 8:30 p.m. The agenda will include a welcome, prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of the National Anthem, special patriotic music and fireworks.

The traditional “Kiddie Patriotic Parade” will take place at 8 p.m. on the track. All children who are dressed in patriotic attire are invited to participate.

Come, bring blankets and lawn chairs, a picnic dinner and friends and enjoy a fun filled evening. A prize will be given to the best decorated picnic area with a patriotic theme.

Admission is free. A concession stand will be open and proceeds will help pay for the fireworks.

The patriotic celebration is sponsored by Millen Better Hometown with support from the Millen/ Jenkins County Chamber of Commerce, Jenkins County Recreation Department, Millen City Council, Jenkins County Board of Commissioners and the generous donations of local businesses and citizens.

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