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Hendersonville celebrates the Fourth

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Kids in wagons, political acitivists on foot and farmers on tractors celebrated the Fourth of July with Hendersonville's family friendly parade today.

The parade was the first of a series of events downtown that also included an ice cream social and watermelon eating contest among elected leaders.

Events today also include:

• At 7 p.m. Music On Main Street presents a Special Fireworks Celebration Concert featuring Tom Brown, One Man Band, featuring classics like Crazy, Duke of Earl, Loco-Motion, Crocodile Rock, Mack The Knife, Old Time Rock & Roll, Proud Mary, Rocky Top and Under the Boardwalk.
• Independence Day Fireworks Display blasts off at dark. Fireworks may be viewed from downtown Hendersonville and the south side of town near the intersection of U.S. 25 and U.S. 276. A large red balloon will be launched the morning of the 4th to signify visibility of the fireworks show; if you can see the balloon, you can see the fireworks. Or check out a viewing at Information: 828-697-4884.