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For the past two years, we’ve harped on anyone we could possibly blame for not putting together a July Fourth celebration worthy of the wonderful citizens of Taylorsville and Spencer County.
So, this year, it’s only fair to heap credit where it’s due.
On Saturday, two days after Independence Day, our citizens will have an opportunity to gather together and celebrate their freedom with a fireworks show to boot.
The event will be hosted by Friends of Taylorsville Lake and co-sponsored by Taylorsville-Spencer County Tourism, Edgewater Resort and Taylorsville Lake Marina.
The fireworks will be shot from a barge on Taylorsville Lake and can be seen from the marina or the Taylorsville Lake State Park Possum Ridge boat ramp.
Park Manager Eddie Moore has done a great job staying in touch with our staff to make sure we can help get the word out.
So, to Moore and these public and private organizations, we stand up and applaud you.
The last time Spencer County hosted a July Fourth fireworks display, the Light Up Salt River committee was to thank — and that was in 2010.
Doesn’t that seem like a long time ago?
The majority of our current staff was working elsewhere, the county had a different crop of elected officials and neither the Wildcats or the Cardinals had won an NCAA basketball championship in quite some time.
In 2011, efforts simply failed to get anything going. And last year was a mess with miscommunication breeding rumors of a fireworks show that was never to be.
But 2013 is a new year, and we hope it represents a new trend of working together for the greater good and for the benefit of our citizens.
And don’t forget the wonderful, dependable celebration of freedom scheduled in Mount Eden on Thursday.
The community hosts an annual parade, which will take place on the Fourth.
According to Mount Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon, the parade lineup will begin at Back Creed Road and Eden Shale Road, at the bridge. Participants are asked to be in line by 11 a.m.
So, if you’re looking for a way to spend your holiday, attend the parade in Mount Eden on Thursday and settle in Saturday evening for a fireworks show at the lake.