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Freedom Fest: Red, Wet and Blue Blast!

By Deanna Ryan

Even though the weather had the Swainsboro Jaycees a little worried, James Ward says the first Freedom Fest was amazing. “We feel it went great for our first event.” The inflatables were the only venue that had to be cancelled due to the high winds and storm forecast. Still, children had fun continuing the water fight and running through street hoses and many vendors were on site with barbecue, lemonade and snow cones. Johnny Mills deejayed from the Boneyard stage until Logan Crosby could dry off from the parade and croon some country tunes. At nine the night was capped off with fireworks. “Many folks told us the fireworks were easy to view from most places in town and traffic moved easily afterwards,” Ward said.

Next year, the Jaycees plan on continuing to have the fireworks viewable from the square along with the street parade water fight. They also plan on increasing the number of vendors and having inflatables. “We’ll have more time to think about it next year,” says Ward. “We only started planning for this years on June 5th.”

The Jaycees would like to thank the City of Swainsboro, the Crossroad Chronicle, parade entries and citizens for coming out to the first Freedom Fest and appreciate the support of Daniels Chevrolet, Stitch N’ Print and Beaver Creek Plantation.

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