July 4 fireworks at Barren River Lake State Park conclude region’s celebration

   The July 4 fireworks at Barren River Lake State Park will be Wednesday, July 4, about 8:30 p.m., behind the Louie B. Nunn Lodge. However, additional firework displays are scheduled around the Barren River region, beginning July 1.
Sunday, July 1
   Victory Hill Ministries, located on Hwy. 231 (Veterans Memorial Highway) between Scottsville and Bowling Green, will celebrate with childrens’ games, free food and fireworks on Sunday, July 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
   Fireworks will be at dark.
   Admission is free.
Tuesday, July 3  
   Citizens First Thunderfest will be at the National Corvette Museum amphitheater, Exit 28 on I-65, in Bowling Green. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with children’s attractions, music, food vendors, and other entertainment beginning at 5 p.m.
   Fireworks are scheduled for 9:15 p.m.
   Admission is $5 per person or $15 per carload. Children under 12 free.
Wednesday, July 4 
   The annual July 4 fireworks at Barren River Lake State Park will be Wednesday, July 4, at about 8:30 p.m. Entertainment, activities and concessions will be available around the park’s Louie B. Nunn Lodge throughout the day.
   The park will have plenty of patriotic fun crafts and games starting at 10 a.m., including the annual Float Your Boat contest at 7 p.m. The band Steel Country will perform at 5 p.m.
   While the fireworks can be seen from around the lake, the prime spot is considered the hillside behind the lodge and tennis courts.
   Admission is free.
   This is the fourth year that the Friends of Barren River Lake & Park have sponsored the July 4 fireworks, after the state cut funding for the event.
   The volunteer organization is still seeking tax-deductible donations toward the fireworks. They may be mailed to:
          Ann Stewart, Treasurer
          Friends of Barren River Lake & Park Inc.
          P.O. Box 213
          Glasgow, KY 42141-0213 
   The organization will also have a tent set up at the park to accept donations.
Friday, June 29
   While it is not fireworks, it is an event that you won’t want to miss. Glasgow will host its 13th annual Concert on the Square, featuring the Nashville Symphony, on Friday, June 29, at 7 p.m., on the Square.
   Limited seating is available, so you may want to take a chair or blanket. Food and drinks will be available.
   Admission is free.

*Editor’s Note: White Plains Baptist Church in Scottsville is not having its annual July 4 celebration.

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