Rain, rain go away

Fore­cast forces post­pone­ment of hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tions

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Mother Na­ture is rain­ing on our pa­rades.

With weather forecasts call­ing for thun­der­storms and heavy rain on Thurs­day, In­de­pen­dence Day, Cov­ing­ton and Por­terdale have resched­uled their hol­i­day fes­tiv­i­ties for Satur­day, July 6, while Ox­ford has can­celed its an­nual Fourth of July pa­rade.

As of Tues­day evening, a 100 per­cent chance of thun­der­storms and heavy rain was fore­cast for Thurs­day, with a 70 per­cent chance that evening.

In Cov­ing­ton

Cov­ing­ton’s In­de­pen­dence in the Park will be from 4 to 10 p.m., Satur­day on the square. Bands and lo­cal groups will be per­form­ing through­out the day, with spe­cial guest Bo Bice, the run­ner-up on the 2005 sea­son of “Amer­i­can Idol,’’ per­form­ing that evening, fol­lowed by fire­works.

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

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

Por­terdale

Por­terdale’s Fourth of July pa­rade will be­gin at 4 p.m. Satur­day. No pre-regis­tra­tion is re­quired, but par­tic­i­pants are asked to show up sev­eral min­utes be­fore and to dress 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.

Dar­rell Everidge /The Cov­ing­ton News

So­cial Cir­cle held its Fourth of July Pa­rade Satur­day, and man­aged to beat the rains ex­pected for Thurs­day, de­spite a few light show­ers. See more pho­tos on 3A.

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