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LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Fourth of July parade is back in a big way

Floats, old-timey cars, veterans, elected officials, candidates, fire trucks, rescue vehicles, businesses, civic organizations, even llamas moved up Main Street today as the city's Fourth of July parade came back with the biggest showing since the pandemic. The procession from Caswell Street to Sixth Avenue lasted 35 minutes.

The Independence Day celebration continues later today on the blocks from Third Avenue to Caswell Street. The Lonesome Road Band performs from 5-6:30 p.m. and Supper Break from 7 pm-9 pm in front of the Historic Courthouse, along with games, face painting, craft corner, inflatables, food trucks and more starting at 5. At the Visitor Center Stage, the TDA will host BSE Band from 7 to 9:30. At either concert location, people are encouraged to bring a chair and sit back, relax and enjoy the music followed by the fireworks display. WTZQ radio will simulcast the fireworks with patriotic music.

The fireworks launch site is off South Grove Street and a large balloon has gone up to signify where the fireworks will be seen. The fireworks display will take place between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. WTZQ will broadcast music that goes with the show in the sky.

Motorists should avoid the launch site area (South Grove Street between the bridges) before and during the fireworks display. It is recommended that attendees leave pets safely and comfortably at home.

P.E.O. to sell pecans

P.E.O. Chapter H will sell Schermer pecans to support educational opportunities for women through P.E.O.’s educational projects during Hendersonville’s Music on Main Fourth of July concert and at other events in Henderson, Transylvania and Polk counties this summer. Glazed, cinnamon glazed, dark chocolate, milk chocolate and caramel cluster pecans are available for $12 per 8 oz. bag. (cash or check only).
Founded in 1869 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. the Philanthropic Educational Organization celebrates the advancement of women; educates women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College, a four-year women’s college in Nevada, Missouri; and motivates women to achieve their highest aspirations. P.E.O. has five educational projects for women of all ages and educational backgrounds. For more information on educational opportunities: P.E.O. Chapter H has been a part of the Hendersonville/Flat Rock community since it was organized in 1961.