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Putnam Offers Choice in 4th of July Venues

Monday, July 4th, features two Independence Day venues. Both the City of Hurricane and the Town of Buffalo will celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence with their annual 4th of July parades, day-long activities and entertainment, and 10 p.m. fireworks.

The day at Buffalo kicks off at 8 a.m. with a 5K Walk/Run at the Town Hall. At 9 a.m., the focal point of activities shifts to Buffalo High School for the annual BHS Football Boosters’ Car Show. The Buffalo parade is slated to step off from the Church of God in Harvey Town at 1 p.m.

Festivities in Hurricane commence at Bridge Park on Midland Trail at 2 p.m. with the 4th of July Parade. The parade will proceed from Hurricane Middle to Main Street and end at First Baptist Church.

After the parade, City Park becomes the site of action. Following the National Anthem at 3:30 p.m. will be the Magician Mark Wood Fun Show and then the Farley’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at 5:00 p.m. Free offerings at the park include cotton candy, sno cones, ice cream, and watermelon. Additionally, there will be periodic hot dog giveaways and 1,500 free t-shirts. Activities include inflatables, water slide, Euro Bungee, petting zoo, and sand art. Between 6 and 8 p.m. Eric Burgett will be on stage.

The City expects a large crowd and suggests that attendees park at Hurricane High School and use the free shuttle service to City Park.

In Buffalo, following the parade, its all-day food, vendors, raffle booths, and inflatables. From 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., its all-day singing with Randy Parsons (2 p.m.), The 3 Amigos (2:20 p.m.), The Mark IV (3:15 p.m.), T & R Express (5 p.m.), and The Highlanders (7 p.m.).

The Hurricane Fireworks will be set off from Water Tank Hill behind the Middle School and may be viewed from a wide variety of locations.

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