Fourth of July activities planned by city


Independence Day is just around the corner, and the Seymour Parks and Recreation Department has a whole lineup of activities to help you celebrate.

Start off July 4 with half-price admission at Shields Park Pool from noon to 5 p.m. The cost will be $2 for swimmers age 6 and older, $1 for ages 3 to 5 and free for under 3.

After cooling off in the pool, you can head over to the Freeman Field Recreational Complex for the inaugural Smalltown Star talent show from 3 to 5 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded. The event is a Leadership Jackson County project and is being sponsored by Seymour Parks and Recreation and the Boys and Girls Club of Seymour.

Afterwards, the Fabulous Hickbillys, a local classic and top 40 country music group, will take the stage for a free concert, sponsored by Moore and Shepherd Insurance, from 7 p.m. until dark.

The concession stand will be open and selling snacks and drinks.

The night will end with the city’s annual free fireworks display, which will begin at dark (around 10 p.m.)

The 25- to 30-minute show will be set to music by Radio 96.3. Alcohol and personal consumer fireworks are not allowed in the park.

The rainout day for the fireworks is July 5.

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