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Eagles prepares for Independence Day Blowout

“It’s going to be bigger and badder than last year,” said Eagles Treasurer Joe Shumaker.

Eagles Officers and volunteers were busy throughout Friday preparing for the Greenville Eagles Independence Day two-day Blowout Saturday and Sunday. Part of the preparations included marking off no-trespass zones during the fireworks. It includes a path to the fireworks area from the parking lot, plus a safety zone along the length of the field where the fireworks will be set off.

Shumaker said that this year there will also be water trucks available if needed, strictly as a precaution.

Last year, the largest canisters used were fours… this year there will be several sixes.

“Gonna be bigger and badder,” he said.

Hundreds of man-hours have been spent getting ready for the weekend. Trimming, spot cleaning, getting supplies in… preparing for guests starting Saturday morning and culminating with an estimated 3,000 plus people for the fireworks Sunday night.

Entertainment will include three bands, games and prizes for the kids and lots of great food.

For a complete schedule of the weekend’s events, click here.


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