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Posted: June 29, 2013 5:40 p.m.

Local Fourth of July Celebrations

There will be no shortage of opportunities to participate in community fun this year on the Fourth of July. Events will take place all over Newton County, offering a wide variety of activities throughout the day, and plenty of fireworks will light up the sky.

Covington
In Covington, Independence in the Park 2013 will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. Bands and local groups will be performing throughout the day, with special guest Bo Bice, who won second place in the 2005 season of “American Idol,” performing at 8:30 p.m.

There will be face painting, inflatables, specialty vendors and food available.

Fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m.

This year’s sponsors include McKibben Music, Main Street Covington, the City of Covington, and Ginn Motors.

Porterdale
The city of Porterdale will also host a Fourth of July parade that begins at 4 p.m. No pre-registration for the parade is required, but participants are asked to show up several minutes before and to dress festively in red, white and blue.
Line-up will take place at Porterdale Baptist Church. After the parade, local band TNG will be playing from 5 to 9 p.m., and a cage-wrestling match will take place between 5 and 8 p.m.

Fireworks will follow.

Social Circle
On the morning of July 4, Social Circle will hold a car show beginning at 10 a.m. downtown. The town’s parade and fireworks event took place June 29.

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