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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

June 29, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Thousands of you got an early start on the 4th of July holiday weekend by attending 2008 Freedom Festival.

The event draws thousands of people from all over south Georgia for family fun, food, and a host of wholesome activities.

For the fourth year Sherwood Christian Academy hosted it's Freedom Festival, celebrating the birth of our nation.

"Last year they had the parachute coming out of the sky and it was beautiful, and then they have the fireworks and the live band. But the most important thing is the fishing, you can fish as much as you want," said Mary Williams, Albany.

The church started construction on a 82-acre sports park for the community, and from the looks of things the community loves it.

"We thought what a great way to introduce it to our community than to have a great festival celebrating our country's 4th of July," said Jim McBride, Executive Pastor.

4th of July, the day in which we celebrate the freedom that we have in this nation to worship and freedom to assemble.

"We have the Army, the Navy, and the Marines out here and we let them recruit out here. We want to support our country, and what our country stands for," said Michael Catt, Pastor.

With less than a week until the 4th of July, no one here is complaining about celebrating a bit early.

"Oh this is awesome for kids, all the jumpy floats, the fireworks, all the food, and just to be able to ride horses, it's tremendous for families," said Chad Warbington, Albany.

"We love the people of this community and we want them to have a chance to come out and have a good time," said Catt.

A good time for Kids and adults alike, they got a chance to have some fun, and also honor this nation and those who serve to keep it that way.

Last year, between eight to ten thousand people showed up. This year turn out was expected to top that number.

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