Fourth of July festivities still planned at riverfront
Despite the rising Mississippi River, the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce expects the annual 4th of July Celebration to go on as planned on Thursday, July 4.
At the Monday, July 1 chamber meeting, pyrotechnic expert and fireworks show provider Steve Hall said the trench had been dug that morning for the fireworks mortars at the riverfront and no water seeped into them. If the rising water table floods the trench, it can be located in a different location, Hall said.
On the off chance the celebration is postponed, the Press-Journal will announce that on it website at www.louisianapressjournal.com, on our Facebook page, by Twitter and Textcaster.
Activities planned include vendor booths opening at 5 p.m., the Lil’ Mr. and Miss Firecracker contest at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Miss Liberty contest. Registration for those contests is from 5-6 p.m. After the contests, the fireworks show will begin at dark.
Vendors will offer snow cones, hot dogs, pork burgers, pork steak, soda, water, face painting, carnival games, fresh lemonade, walking tacos, glow sticks, glow in the dark tattoos and cell phone services.
For more information call Tina Chidster at 754-0535.