Poarch preps for Fourth

Published 4:17 am Wednesday, June 27, 2007

By By Adrienne McKenzie
The time is approaching to start making plans for the Fourth of July and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians will have an Independence Day celebration that will bring fun and patriotic times for everyone.
The dazzling fireworks show is an annual event that usually draws in a huge crowd, according to PCI community relations director, Sharon Delmar. She said people come from all over the Atmore area, as well as other areas in the South.
"This is an annual event hosted by the Tribe," Delmar said. "There is usually a very good turnout. Our fireworks show is one of the largest in the area, we have people that come from as far as Pensacola and Mobile to see the fireworks."
Prior to the fireworks portion of the evening, there will be entertainment and a moment to honor individuals who currently serve or have served in the military.
"There will be several local artists performing, a guest speaker and a military salute recognizing the different branches of the armed forces and those who serve or have served in the military," Delmar said. "Concessions, T-shirts and other items will be available for purchase."
The PCI Fourth of July fireworks show will be held at Arrowhead Park on Lynn McGhee Drive in Poarch. Entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. and the fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m. and the event will be held on July 4.
Delmar said the celebration is free for anyone who would like to attend but for everyone to remember that it is a family event and that there is not a lot of seating.
"The show is free to the community and there will be free parking," she said. "You may want to bring your own lawn chair, as available seating is limited. This is a family-oriented celebration and no alcoholic beverages are allowed."
For more information, call 368-9136.

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