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July 2, 2004

Albany- If you're not hitting the road for a big out of town trip, there's plenty to do around here to celebrate our nation's birthday.

 We look forward to  bright patriotic colors filling the sky year after year. "Fun holiday, a lot of excitement, fireworks are fun. People enjoy celebrating independence," says Bo Henry of The Harvest Moon.

To get in on the 4th of July action this year, you should know that Albany's annual fireworks show will be blasting off from the back lot of the Albany Civic Center. "It's going to be a prettier show than last year," said Fireworks Coordinator Dale Henry.

You will be able to get a nice view of the fireworks from many other areas downtown, places like Veterans Park, Turtle Grove Park and the lawn of the new River Front Park where kids can also cool off in the play fountain.

If you get hungry, "The restaurants will be open full service," said Henry, and you can even enjoy live entertainment. "We'll have entertainment in the lot behind Walkers and Harvest Moon, four bands playing"

The parking garages downtown are open, free of charge, but you will not be allowed to observe the holiday festivities from the parking deck.

"Be prepared to see a quite a show," says Dale Henry: "I've got a few surprises."

And to take home some memories of Red White and blue. The 4th of July ground ceremony is scheduled to begin Sunday at 9:00 PM. Fireworks will begin around 9:30 and should last about 30 minutes.

posted at 3:40PM by dave.miller@walb.com