The Celebrate America 2008 Fireworks Show will take place on Friday, July 4 at Riverside Park on Chaney Drive in Batesville. Musical entertainment begins at 5 pm when Vickie Dale takes the stage. At 5:30 pm Rob Hopper will address the crowd as he brings his “Fallen Soldiers Flag Display” to the park.
The flags represent every Arkansan that has lost their life fighting for freedom in Iraq. Randy Wade and the Brushy Road Band will perform at 5:45 pm followed at 7 pm by the band, Doghouse.
Activities are planned for children which include inflatable slide, maze, jumper, and Pony rides. These activities require a nominal fee. A variety of concessions will be available including BBQ, hamburgers, hotdogs, funnel cakes, snow cones and dippin’ dots ice cream. Other vendors will be in the park as well.
The fireworks begin approximately around 9:15 pm. People attending the entertainment inside Riverside Park should bring lawn chairs.