Plans shaping up for July 3 celebration

Plans are shaping up for a large Independence Day Celebration on July 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on West Vertia St.

The planned activities for this fun-filled celebration of the country’s independence include a classic car parade, watermelon cutting on the grounds, a petting zoo, water works, snow cones, a bouncy house and face painting, and it is all free!

VFW and American Legion will sell hot dogs, chips and drink for a nominal price. Patriotic music will start the menu of musical fare.

CCHS will celebrate the 100-year-old building and rededicate it as the History Museum. All students who graduated from Metter High School in this two-story building and their families will be honored during the rededication ceremony.

Georgia Grown vendors with local produce and homemade items will be present, as this will be a First Saturday Event at the History Museum.

Vendors wanted

Any churches, vendors or food trucks who wish to participate during this celebration can contact Amber Carroll at 912-531-5515 or Steve Waller at 912-314-1536.

Booth spaces are 10x10 and start at $25 each.  

Entertainment wanted

The Festival Committee is calling for all those with musical talent to participate in the Festival. 

Contact Tim Wood at 912-687-1250 for more information or to volunteer your musical talents.


The Festival is being co-sponsored by Candler County Historical Society, VFW Post #5893, American Legion Post #108 and Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce.


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