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Earth’s Bounty celebrates Independence Day

Published: Jul. 4, 2020 at 5:10 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Downtown Meridian had crowds by the number supporting small businesses and celebrating America’s 244th birthday.

At Singing Brakeman Park, Earth's Bounty and Meridian Art Walk returned to the Queen City decorated in colors of red, white and blue. There were over 15 vendors that sold homemade goods including dairy, desserts, meat, and seafood products. Over 500 people flowed in and out of the marketplace all morning shopping and supporting those that brought things to sell.

“We are having a great time here on Fourth of July. Its art walk and earth bounty together. It’s a beautiful day out here and we are so excited to see everybody. It’s great to see everybody coming out and celebrating our country’s Fourth of July,” said ceramic artist Daniel Ethridge.

“It’s such an awesome feeling. I could be at home looking at a wall. This gives me an opportunity to be out here and to be around some good people,” said musician Daniel Houze.

“We can’t think our vendors enough nor our community for supporting Earth’s Bounty. I’ve been going on for several years now and this is such a big part of our community,” said community development director Laura Carmichael.

“We’re taking all the precautions that we can to make this as safe as possible. We love seeing everybody come out and support homemakers and vendors that are here as well as ourselves,” said homemaker Christy Smith.

Throughout the event, live music was played by Daniel Houze.

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