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Many events planned for the 4th

July 3, 2003

Albany - The fourth of July is tomorrow and there are a lot more events than just fireworks going on in South Georgia. You can fill the entire weekend with patriotic fun.

Many believe there's nothing more patriotic than making a sacrifice for your country. Donating blood is one way you can give.

Patsy McMath, donor recruiter for the American Red Cross says, "If you don't have anything special planned for the fourth, or even if you do, come by and do a not so fun thing, but a good thing before you start your activities."

After giving blood, you can head downtown to Thronateeska Heritage Center where you can see a World War II exhibit that honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

"It's a very small piece of what we can do to recognize people that did sacrifice during the war," says executive Director Tommy Gregors, "Not just the veterans that were in the war, but also the people back at home as well."

Fireworks displays will be taking place all over South Georgia Thursday and Friday.  And many places are offering an entire weekend of events.

In Albany, there will be a downtown street festival on Saturday, and in Cordele, there will be a Melon parade for the kids.

However you want to spend the weekend, there will be plenty from which to choose.

posted at 5:20 PM by karen.collier@walb.com

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