Monday, June 27, 2016

Media Release on Independence Celebration



5th Annual Independence Celebration
July 2 at Barnett Reservoir

Skies over both sides of The Rez will light up in freedom July 2 as the Barnett Reservoir Foundation celebrates its 5th annual Independence Celebration at both Lakeshore and Old Trace Parks.

The Saturday event will climax with the dual fireworks show at 9 p.m., with a patriotic music simulcast on MISS103 FM, which will also broadcast the countdown.

During the day, both parks — Lakeshore in Rankin County and Old Trace in Ridgeland — will feature various activities for visitors of all ages. Walk-in traffic will be allowed during the day and the events activities begin at 4 p.m. Admission is free. No coolers or outside food/beverages will be allowed.

Lakeshore will feature the Fenders & Fireworks Classic Car Show from 4-7 p.m., and will have live music featuring Rankin County’s own, Jay Herrington from 4-6:30 and the Dylan Moss Band from 7 until fireworks. There will be kids’ zones, static military displays, food and beverage vendors and a beer garden.

Old Trace Park will feature REZFest from 4-7 p.m., a kids’ event that centers on hands-on educational exhibits with conservation, environmental and recreation themes. The music stage will feature local favorites Brewer and Hurd at 4 p.m. and RockiT from 7 until the fireworks.

The day begins early with the Brain Injury Association of Mississippi’s 5K Splash and Dash run at 9 a.m. at Old Trace. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call the Brain Injury Association at (601)-981-1021 or email ljenkins@msbia.org.

Come help us celebrate our nation’s independence. Bring your blankets and/or chairs, shade tents, sunscreen and bathing suits and enjoy the day.

The Independence Celebration is sponsored by the Barnett Reservoir Foundation, IHeartMedia, Ergon, UCI, Kathryn’s Steak and Seafood, Academy Sports and the City of Ridgeland Tourism Bureau.

For more information visit: www.BarnettReservoirFoundation.org

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