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Thomasville anticipates a great 4th

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Thomasville has made some major changes for their 4th of July light show.Coordinators believe this year's show will be the best they have ever put together.  

If you can see their balloon then fireworks event coordinators say you're in for a treat later tonight in Thomasville. 

"We got a lot of comments about please bring July 4th downtown and we thought why not let's try to do it," said Karen Smith Executive Director Downtown Thomasville and Tourism and event Coordinator.       

The Rose Show and festival gave folks just a small taste of what to expect from this year's light show. Feedback from citizens led coordinators to move the show from to the downtown area. 

"You see the fireworks at a distance and it's beautiful but when we saw it Rose festival and it was just right over our heads it was just a totally different experience." 

An experience they're looking to top, bringing the show to downtown will also draw visitors towards checking out the shops in the area.  "We have some new shops open there and it gives them great exposure." 

But event organizers aren't only ones getting prepared. Thomasville Police has also been working for months.   "We'll have officers on patrol by foot, golf cart and in vehicles riding and checking the area, our main concern is the safety of the people attending the event," said Lt. Eric Hampton.

Before the main event, there will be plenty of food fun and entertainment from Remington Avenue to Madison Avenue to Jackson Street.   

"We've got all kinds of kid's activities and I know it's going to be hot but we have cooling stations that we are setting up." 

Make sure when the clock strikes 9:30 you've got the red CNS balloon in clear view for the highly anticipated light show.


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