Freedom Celebration this Friday – July 3rd


By David Meade

The Town of Williamston will host their annual Freedom Celebration and Fireworks event on Friday July 3 with music, food, a cruise-in and fireworks show. There will be food vendors in the park Friday beginning at noon until offering barbecue, hotdogs, funnel cakes, sno-cones, mini-donuts, boiled p-nuts and old fashioned ice cream.

Food vendors include Hey Bo / Sassy Sow BBQ, Grandma’s Real Homemade Ice Cream , Wrights Snowballs & Mini Donuts, The Dog House, Paw Paw & Ganmaw Peanuts, TKO Concessions Funnel Cakes.

The Williamston Fire Department and McDonald’s will sponsor a cruise-in at the Town Square Center parking lot which begins at 5 p.m. Persons who purchase a $1 ticket will have the opportunity to win $50 at each of three drawings at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. McDonald’s will have $1 food and drink specials.

Live music on the park amphitheater stage will begin at 7 p.m. with Jukebox 45, a classic oldies rock and roll band featuring songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s. The band covers some of the greatest musicians of all times including Bill Haley and the Comets, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, Bee Gees, Elvis and many more.

The Town of Williamston is sponsoring the fireworks show which will begin around 9:30 the ballfield area behind the Municipal Center

Pictured above Jukebox 45 to entertain Friday – Many memories are kindled by the thoughts of a Jukebox and a special “45” being played on it. If you remember those times, or just missed out, the band will take you back to the 50’s 60’s and 70’s. Jukebox 45 includes lead singer Bob Fitzgerald from Watertown, New York; Michael Blocker on bass and vocals from Fountain Inn: Bryan Styles from Greer on drums; Wally Lauzon from Providence Road Island on keyboard and vocals and Art Creaney from Chicago Illinois on lead guitar and vocals. They will be performing Friday beginning at 7 p.m. in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park as part of the annual Freedom Celebration and Fireworks event.