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Thursday, 04 July 2019 16:25

Storms force postponement of Ellerbe 4th festivities

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Storms force postponement of Ellerbe 4th festivities Accuweather

ELLERBE ― One set of Independence Day festivities has been postponed.

The Ellerbe Lions Club announced Thursday afternoon that it was moving its celebration to Saturday due to heavy storms moving through the area.

Saturday is the last day the club can use the fireworks because of the permit.

Club members say this is the first time in “many years” the event has been called off.

One of the scheduled bands, Safety Committee, will still perform.

Gates open at 3 p.m., opening ceremonies will start at 5 p.m.

Each year, the club awards the Lion of the Year and Citizen of the Year during the festivities.

Hamlet Mayor Bill Bayless said his town’s celebration was still on, as of 4 p.m.

Fireworks are set to begin around 9 p.m., after it gets dark.


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