Jeffersonville to hold fireworks, festival


The Jeffersonville Fourth of July fireworks will be held this year beginning at dusk and will be shot off from the Jeffersonville baseball fields.

The Jeffersonville Community Association and Lions Club will hold the annual fireworks display and festival on Saturday, July 4 in the Village of Jeffersonville with several attractions planned for the evening.

The Fourth of July celebration will begin with a patriotic parade sponsored by the association. The parade will begin lining up on Colonial Drive by 6:30 p.m. and the parade will depart at 7 p.m. As always, the festival committee encourages baseball teams, boy scout and similar troops, and other organizations to partake in the parade on a first come, first serve basis.

“The fireworks display is sponsored by the Jeffersonville Lions Club and will begin at dusk,” Tracey Rankin-Coe, secretary of the Jeffersonville Community Association, said. “The association is sponsoring a block party also this year. During the event we are going to have a band called Corkys Old Time Rock and Roll.”

The block party will be held from 6 until 10 p.m. Food, such as hot dogs and brats, and drinks will be available and a bake sale is being held additionally to serve customers. The association will also be holding a 50/50 drawing with the winner being announced at 9 p.m. Corkys will take the stage at 6 and play until 9:15 p.m., and the fireworks will shoot off from the Jeffersonville baseball fields and park.

“On top of these other attractions we will also be featuring a dunk tank,” Rankin-Coe said. “Originally the plan was for me for me not to be in the dunk tank, but now I guess they are making me get dunked for everyone. We were going to get a few county leaders to be dunked, but regardless we are using the tank to raise money and buy supplies for the dog shelter.”

On behalf of the association, Rankin-Coe wanted to thank Detty’s Market for allowing them to use the parking lot of the store and Custom Cab and Trailer for providing the stage.

“We really want to just encourage the community to bring out a chair and have some fun,” Rankin-Coe said.

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