UNION COUNTY — Monday is the 240th birthday of the United States of America and the people of Union County will have plenty of opportunities that day to celebrate their nation’s birth.
Party At The Pond
A birthday isn’t really a birthday without a birthday party and that’s why the Buffalo Community is throwing “Party at the Pond” in celebration of the Fourth July. Party at the Pond is the Buffalo Community’s annual Independence Day celebration.
Sponsored by the Buffalo Community Festival Committee, the party, which will be centered around the Buffalo Mill Pond, will feature music and vendors and, this being the Fourth of July, fireworks. The party will get under way at 6 p.m. and conclude after dark with what the committee states will be a “spectacular fireworks display.”
Light Up The Lake
The United States of America is the greatest nation no earth, and because of that it’s birthday should be celebrated with more than one birthday party and that’s why there will be a second Fourth of July celebration in Union County on Monday.
“Light Up the Lake” will be held at Foster Park Lake in the City of Union beginning at 6 p.m. The event is Union’s annual celebration of the America’s birthday.
Organizers state that the celebration will be one of “free, wholesome fund for the entire family” which will include children’s activities and face painting, “great music by” The Carolina Rhythm Band, and a “huge fireworks display courtesy of Mike Sumner and East Coast Productions.
There will also be vendors selling food and other items for children and adults including:
• Patrick Vinson with BBQ Chicken on a stick and boiled peanuts.
• Philco with shaved ice, fried Oreo’s, funnel cakes, water and drinks.
• Linda Dunlap will have snow cones.
• Pooh’s Play House will do face painting.
• Beverly Zauala will have ice coffee, lemonade, tea and fruit smoothies.
• Charlotte Ochiltree will have nachos and cheese, boiled peanuts, icies, and drinks.
• Caren Williford will have arts and crafts.
• Robert Barbarry will have local honey.
The folllowing are the sponsors and the different categories of sponsors for the event:
• Red, White, and Blue Sponsors
— ACE Auto Salvage
— Founders Federal Credit Union
— Lockart Power
— In Memory of Sonny Crocker
• Flag Sponsor
— Holcombe Funeral Home
— Premier Colors
• Firecracker Sponsor
— AMIKids White Pines
— Hart Insurance Agency
— Rotary Club of Union
— WBCU Radio
— American Legion Post 22
Legion Post 22 Fundraiser
The independence that America has enjoyed and the freedoms the American people have enjoyed for the past 240 years are due in large part to the men and women of the US military who have fought and died defending this nation and its freedoms.
The ranks of the veterans who served their country in uniform in time of war and peace include the members of American Legion Post 22 which will be holding a Fourth of July fundraiser at the Veterans Memorial Park during Light Up the Lake.
According to a leaflet advertising the event, Hardee’s will be providing the mobile equipment, food, drinks, and personnel to support the event for Post 22.
The funds raised will go towards the baseball team sponsored by Post 22, the JROTC at Union County High School, Boys State, and to support other community needs.
In a statement announcing the event, Post 22 “thanks all of those who make purchases to help with this fundraiser.”
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.