Vidalia Hosts Spectacular Independence Day Event
The weather cooperated and the crowds turned out for Vidalia’s 2021 Independence Day Celebration July 3 at City Park downtown. The event featured a spectacular fireworks display, music, concessions, and a new event—a kid’s karaoke contest. Volunteer Sha’Keema Wooden coordinated this event and the winners were Karson Tanner, first place; Claire Beasley, second place; and Caisynn Perry, third place.
After the karaoke contest, the Block Party Experience band took the stage. Billed as a young and diverse Atlanta-based, highenergy party and event group, the band performed music that appealed to all ages. “The fireworks were fantastic, the band played music you could dance to, and everybody continued from page
had fun,” said Alexa Brit- ton, Director of the Vidalia Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The 2021 event was the sixth annual Independence Day celebration hosted by the City of Vidalia. The observance began in 2015, but was skipped in2020 because of the health pandemic.
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