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Schedule set for annual Freedom on the River

The Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the schedule of events for its upcoming Freedom on the River Celebration. The events will take place on Wednesday, July 4, at the Demopolis City Landing.

Activities will begin at 4 p.m. at George Franks Field, featuring free activities and live music throughout the afternoon. Wristbands for unlimited water and dry slide inflatables will be sold for $5 from 4 p.m. until dusk.

Demopolis’ Annual Children’s Patriotic Parade will begin at 5 p.m. The parade encourages children of all ages to decorate their own transportation — such as wagons, strollers, skateboards, and bicycles — in red, white and blue for a parade from George Franks Field to the Demopolis City Landing. Prizes will be awarded for the most festive and creative entries in different age groups. The parade is free for all children, simply arrive at George Franks Field and be registered no later than 4:45 p.m.

Freedom on the River also features the area’s largest fireworks display over the Tombigbee River, courtesy of the City of Demopolis. Fireworks will begin at dark.

There is no cost for admission and many activities are free.  Food vendor items and wristband activities are available at additional fees.

Freedom on the River is a described as providing a fun-filled family atmosphere for everyone and is sponsored by the City of Demopolis and the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce.

For more information contact the Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce at 334-289-0270.

(This article originally appeared in the Saturday, June 16 issue of the Demopolis Times.)