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Community Invited on Saturday, July 3, for Free Independence Concert and Fireworks Downtown at 8 p.m.

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Thanks to the Sulphur Springs Symphony League, the 2021 Independence Concert and Fireworks will take place at 8pm on Saturday July 3. This year’s event is the 29th annual extravaganza hosted by the Symphony League. Bring the family for this heart-stirring, flag-waving red, white and blue occasion, free and open to everyone.

Conductor Dr. Doug Bakenhus and the NE Texas Symphony Orchestra will present a thrilling setting for this unique celebration of our nation’s birthday. Be sure and stop by the KSST tent to sign up for giveaways of American flag kits. Visit one of the downtown restaurants/eateries to make it a totally memorable evening. There is some seating around the plaza but folding chairs or blankets are the suggested seating. The event will open with a Veterans Parade at 8pm followed by the orchestra concert, and fireworks will begin at dark. The concert is presented free to the community by major underwriters Alliance Bank, Grocery Supply and CHRISTUS Mother Francis Hospital, Sulphur Springs.

Crowds along the sidewalks watch as the night sky bursts with color above the Hopkins County Courthouse
Dr. Bakenhus conducts the NE Texas Symphony Orchestra during a previous Sulphur Springs Independence concert
As the community prepared for the massive event, flags went up in front of Alliance Bank downtown as a backdrop for the stage

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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