A festive Fourth
This will certainly be a grand weekend in our community and the good news is that it is all free and won’t take much gas if any, for you to be well entertained.
From Covington to Social Circle there will be enough activities in every community to make you smile and laugh and dance.
On Monday, there’s good music on the square in Covington as the Newton County Community Band performs patriotic tunes beginning at 5 p.m. The performance will include a special salute to our armed forces.
If it’s fireworks you want, you can catch the display Sunday night on the square in Covington and follow up with the Porterdale and Social Circle fireworks on Monday.
For some parade fun, Oxford will have the largest one around. You can join in, too. It’s at 10 a.m. Monday.
Social Circle will also be having its annual parade on Monday followed by a big fireworks celebration. All of these events are guaranteed to be fun filled. Look for our booth on the square that we will share with Covington Main Street on Sunday. You can have your picture taken on a historic moment newspaper, and the pictures will appear on the covnews.com website on Monday.
So get your shorts and patriotic shirts on, and bring your flags and be prepared to celebrate our nation’s independence in beautiful Newton County.
You can learn more about the events on Page 3B in today’s newspaper, or go online to covnews.com.
Be careful out there
For many of us, fireworks are an integral part of our Fourth of July festivities.
But we urge you to be cautious and responsible in their use.
For any backyard displays or sparklers, please make sure your children are supervised.
You also need to have a water hose at hand to put out any sparks that might ignite the dry grass or leaves in your yard, and put pets out of harm’s way. Also, keep you cell phone in your pocket so you can call 911 if there is an emergency.
Enjoy the sparkers, party poppers and fountains that are permitted under Georgia law.
Aerial or explosive devices are banned. If you are caught with one of the banned items, you could go to jail for one year and be fined $1,000.
Never, ever, shoot firearms into the air. Those bullets don’t just disappear; they come down somewhere and you could kill someone.
Please enjoy yourself this Fourth of July, but please take the precautions necessary not to maim yourself or put you or your loved ones in danger.