This party is booming | Laurel Magazine

Cashiers: Make room for a boom at the Village Green Fireworks Extravaganza on Green Monday, July 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Green Commons. It’s free (with a donation to the Cashiers Community Fireworks Fund), it’s fabulous, and without a doubt, they put a fantastic fire in their works! It’s a feast for the eyes (fireworks), ears (music and kabooms), taste buds (delicious food) and feet (dancing in the moonlight). You’ll get up from your seat to dance the night away! A magnificent fireworks display will light up the cashiers’ night sky with red, white and blue. Donations will be collected for a community fireworks fund to preserve the legacy of this cherished community celebration. Fireworks on the putting green. Please consider donating on their GoFundMe page so they can continue to bring you concerts, festivals, and other entertainment. Dial (828) 743-3434 or visitvillagegreencashiers.comLake Glenville: Most fireworks enthusiasts enjoy 4th of July pyrotechnics standing or sitting on solid ground. But those with boats that congregate at Lake Glenville row or go to the local show. They have a great view in the front row, as they rock on the waves under the rockets. On Sunday, July 3, at 9:30 p.m., get ready for the 25th anniversary of the Friends of Lake Glenville Fireworks Over the Lake. The members of the pyrotechnic team are experienced professionals. Safety is their main concern. So follow their rules and regulations to make this the safest and most spectacular celebration ever. The launch area is the usual location, The Point, slightly north of Trillium on the west side of Lake Glenville. There is a great view just off 107 north along the side of the road near Hamburg Baptist Church south of the pullover/open areas along the lake. It will be dark, so be courteous to other drivers and pull your car completely off the road. And on the water, please obey in-boat officers who direct boats a safe distance from shore, fireworks and other boats. The changing wind can cause collisions, so respect the authorities who are dedicated to keeping the evening accident-free. Barring dangerous conditions such as thunder and lightning, fireworks will take place rain or shine. The fireworks promoters announce: “For the current status of the fireworks, ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ our Facebook page and look for a message from us around 9:00 p.m. on July 3. thank you to all the sponsors who contribute annually to the Friends of Lake Glenville. This annual fireworks tradition would not be possible without the donations of our generous community. And a special thank you to the Cashiers-Glenville Fire Department for attending the event, providing assistance as needed. The event is free, but please donate to those who presented this starry, red-white-and-blue tiful. Fourth. Visit friendsoflakeglenville.comfor more information.Highlands: In midsummer, we are given the perfect gift: Independence Day. We love it so much that we often extend it into a weekend. It’s an excuse to consume massive amounts of everything: food, drink, barbecue, outdoor activities and music. Then we finish it off with big bangs and body booms. It is the party that welcomes excesses. Here are some events not to be missed, from Highlands to Cashiers via Sapphire. Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC promises fun Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4. Friday Night Live at Town Square features the Silly Ridge Trio, 6:00-8:30 p.m. The following evening, arrive early to hear The Swingin’ Richards (Party Band) at Saturdays on Pine, Kelly-Hutchinson Founders Park from 6-8:30 p.m. On Monday, July 4, attend the Independence Day Festival. From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Town Ball Field on Hickory Street, get your free materials to build and launch a soda-bottled water rocket. This is your chance to make a splash. At 11:00 a.m., get ready for any or all of these contests: tug of war, three-legged sack race, water balloon toss, and frozen t-shirt contest (a real icebreaker), organized by the City of Highlands Recreation Department. Continuing at noon at Town Ball Field, the MAMA (Mountain Area Medical Airlift) rescue helicopter will land for a visit. Then, take a look at the ladder and spray truck exhibit. Later at 2:00 PM on the Mill Creek Bridge, watch the annual Highlands Rotary Club Duck Derby. Free the Quacken! It is billed as the most thrilling five minutes in Highlands. Buy your tickets in advance ($10). Be the lucky duck who earns money. Enjoy a concert at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founder’s Park at 6:00 p.m. with the band The Business. Fife and Drum, Please – It’s the grand finale of the day: Fireworks on the Fourth, presented by Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC, 9:00-10:00 p.m., viewable from anywhere downtown. by Donna Rhodes

Joseph K. Bennett