Independence Day celebration tomorrow

The City of Fort Payne will host its Independence Day Celebration July 2 at the Fort Payne Sports Complex with event gates opening at 5 p.m.

Fort Payne Parks and Recreation Director Robin Brothers said she would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy the fireworks show and entertainment Tuesday.

“Parking is available at the Sports Complex or at Heil [Environmental],” Brothers said.

Heil Environmental, in partnership with the City of Fort Payne, will offer $1 parking in their parking lot.

“At Heil, we look forward to this event every year,” Heil HR Business Partner Johnathan Walker said. “We love working with the community, and this gives us the chance to do just that.”

According to Walker, a canned food donation will also be accepted to gain parking access, with canned donations going to The Bread of Life Ministry.

Walker said the money donated would go towards the Collinsville Football Team.

According to Brothers, tonight’s celebration events will take place at the soccer field, and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Local musician CIMA will be opening tonight’s performances at 5 p.m. followed by Katrina Barclay, who will also be performing the National Anthem.

Closing tonight’s performances will be The Rattlebone Band who will take the stage at 6 p.m.

The fireworks are set to commence around 9 p.m.

According to officials, there will be free popcorn and soft drinks available while supplies last.

Among the festivities, there will also be a variety of food options available, including shaved ice, barbecue, and funnel cakes.

Brothers said she would like to remind everyone to park in the designated spaces and to be sure to pay attention to where you're parking.

According to Brothers, for this event, only service animals will be allowed.

In the event of rain, the celebration will be moved to Wednesday.

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