Free Independence Day celebration, fireworks set for July 2

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Independence Day comes a little early as Lipscomb University celebrates the holiday with its annual free festival Tuesday, July 2 from 4:30-9:30 p.m. in the Allen Arena Mall area.

sc fireworks 2010.1“The festival provides an opportunity to give the neighborhood a family-friendly way to see professional fireworks without the traffic hassle,” said Scott Sager, vice president for church services. “We hope everyone will come out and join us for this fun event to help celebrate Independence Day.”

Lipscomb’s Independence Day celebration begins at 4:30 p.m. with free inflatable games for children and a picnic with food available for purchase from Blue Coast Burrito, Chick-fil-A and Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ. A period of family worship, featuring Jonathan Storment and Randy Harris, begins at 6:30 p.m. in Allen Arena.

At 8:30 p.m. guests may enjoys a concert by the Annie Moses Band, a unique family ensemble that blends fiddle, jazz and classical influences with folk-inspired vocals to create a refreshing sound. The Nashville-based, classically-trained family, led by Bill and Robin Wolaver, fuses classical and contemporary to create a distinctive style. The evening ends with a professional fireworks display that begins at 9 p.m. in the Allen Arena Mall area.

The festival is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

The Independence Day celebration concludes three days of free family activities at Lipscomb University’s annual Summer Celebration, combines serious reflection upon Scripture with practical application, powerful worship and memorable experiences for the entire family. Keynote speakers will share their insight in a fast-paced, dynamic and worship-oriented presentation style.

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