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See the fireworks on July 4

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The Wilson County Fairgrounds’ annual Independence Day fireworks show is a “go.”

“We are very excited that we are able to do this,” said Debbie Hill, fair manager. “We all need this right now.”

The gates to the fairgrounds will open at 7 p.m. on July 4. The fireworks show will start at 9:15 p.m.

Hill said both local and state health officials have given permission for the event that is taking place during a pandemic. The event was approved with social distancing in place. That includes no food being served, no tents and no lawn chairs, Hill said. There will be no access to buildings on the fairgrounds. Last year’s event featured the fireworks only as well, no other entertainment.

Those attending will be asked to stay in their cars to view the fireworks and adhere to social distancing guidelines, Hill said.

This year’s fireworks show will be presented by Hale’s Artificier Fireworks and should last 23-28 minutes.

Hill thanked the Wilson County Tourism Development Authority for assisting with funding for the Wilson County Fair’s fireworks show.

Hill is also working ahead for the annual fair.

“At this time, we are going forward with making plans for the Wilson County Fair Sept. 22-27,” she said.

A final decision hasn’t been made yet for the Aug. 7-8 Wilson County Fair 300 Truck and Tractor Pull, although it is still on the schedule at this time, she said.

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