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July 4 celebrations planned around area

Fourth of July celebrations are planned this weekend in three Wabash County communities.

Manchester University is collaborating with Manchester Community Schools and the town of North Manchester to present the 2020 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display on Saturday, July 4.

The rain date is July 5.

“We had to move the fireworks from Manchester University this year, in large part because the new stadium area is still a construction zone,” said Alexis Young, who coordinates the event for the university. “We are happy to work with Jeremy Markham at Manchester Community Schools and Adam Penrod with the town to make this patriotic event happen for our community.”

The free celebration kicks off at 9 p.m. with the Manchester Civic Band. Families and individuals are encouraged to come early to find a spot, maintaining social distancing with those not in their own households, and have a great time. Lawn chairs or blankets will make viewing more comfortable.

Posted on 2020 Jun 30