Fourth of July fireworks draw huge crowd

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Posted 7/7/20

With only one community fireworks show in town Saturday night, a crowd swarmed to the Highway 64 festivities hosted again by Bradley County Commissioner Howard Thompson.Like years past, local …

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Fourth of July fireworks draw huge crowd

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With only one community fireworks show in town Saturday night, a crowd swarmed to the Highway 64 festivities hosted again by Bradley County Commissioner Howard Thompson.

Like years past, local families showed up early to stake out a good spot for their lawn chairs, as well as to enjoy some pre-show concessions.

The fireworks show normally hosted by Mount Olive Ministries, the city of Cleveland and the Cleveland Police Department — which is traditionally held near Bradley Square Mall — was postponed due to cautions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Fireworks organizers hope to reschedule the fireworks show for the Labor Day weekend.

In spite of concerns over the COVID-19 spread, a large crowd still turned out for Saturday night's show at Highway 64. Bradley County Commissioner Howard Thompson, who hosted the show along with a collection of sponsors, estimated the Saturday night crowd to be about 15,000 to 20,000 people.

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