The stage for the Independence Day Celebration will be finished Saturday morning. The county, city employees and inmates have been out since 8:30a.m. Friday. The stage takes 6-8 hours to complete and they’ve moved the location back four feet since last year. The Stage, placed in front on Alliance Bank on the northside of the square, is 36 feet by 48 feet, and audience seating will be on Celebration Plaza.
Jerry Dalton, county worker, and Misael Romero, city workers, have been overseeing the completion of the stage. Symphony League President Linda Galligher says “We could not do it with out them.” The completed stage will include huge flags, railing and sound all around the stage. On top of working all day, the crew will work into the night and tomorrow night after the concert they’ll reverse the process and finish around midnight or later.