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Turkey Creek Fireworks celebration scheduled for July 3

Published: Jul. 1, 2020 at 10:02 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2020 at 10:09 PM CDT
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DECATUR, Miss. (WTOK) -

Many local Fourth of July fireworks shows have been canceled, due to COVID-19.

One that is still happening is the annual Turkey Creek Fireworks show in Decatur. The show is scheduled for July 3rd and will begin at 9:00. The fee is $10 per vehicle. Several sponsors are behind this year’s show including Senator Tyler McCaughn, who said folks can expect a lot food, fun and a good time.

McCaughn said it’s important to celebrate America.

“It’s when we celebrate the birth of our nation. It’s important because of that. We are celebrating America and what it means to us. Number two, this year is different. People have been trapped in their houses, due to COVID-19 and I say that as nice as I can. People been in their houses for so long. People are ready to get out and just enjoy a little something,” said Senator McCaughn.

McCaughn stressed the need for everyone attending to keep health and safety a top priority.

“At the end of the day, we still have to be careful. We still have spikes in cases coming. I do encourage everyone to come out, but let’s practice social distancing. Maybe use hand sanitizer and make sure we are not all congregating together. This is a pretty big location and people have plenty of space to get out and visit and enjoy the time with their families while they wait for the fireworks,” said McCaughn.

Gates will close at 8:30. The address for the event is 142 Parkway in Decatur.

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