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MILLERSBURG -- Thunder Over Holmes County, a celebration of our nation's independence, will be celebrated over two days, Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1, in Historic Downtown Millersburg (HDM).
The event opens Friday with live entertainment and a beer garden and Saturday includes a free children's area that features inflatables, carnival games, face painting and much, much more, culminating in a beautiful fireworks display at the old Holmes County Fairgrounds.
The beer garden will be in the parking lot of Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, and a band will be playing in the village parking lot across from Bags on Monroe and East Jackson Streets.
Providing the musical entertainment on Friday will be the band Tequila Mary, while the A.J. Jones Band will perform Saturday night from 8 to 11 p.m., taking a break for the fireworks.
"The children's play area starts at noon and goes until 7 p.m.," said HDM director Judy Lamp. "We've got a giant slide, obstacle course and bounce houses lined up for the children's area, and Skyview Ranch will provide entertainment and activities for the kids."
Downtown stores will all be open to take part in the celebration.
"The shops are open and just waiting for you to stroll in and enjoy all they have to offer," Lamp said. "Antiques, jewelry, refurbished wares, Millersburg has a great mix of everything.
"We will also have food vendors as well as local restaurants being open," she added. "Food vendors will be on hand on the courthouse lawn to offer BBQ, Frozen Bananas and plenty more."
Nate Martin, media director for Skyview Ranch says this is a fun way for campers from the ranch to share in some fun activities in the community.
"We provide people to help run the games and activities," Martin said. "The village provides the games, like the jump houses. It's a lot of fun for everyone involved."
When the lights go down Saturday night, the fun continues with the annual fireworks display at around 9:45 p.m., as the band will take a break and continue playing after the fireworks show.
"We look forward to seeing you in the 'Burg," Lamp added.
Reporter Kevin Lynch can be reached at 330-674-5676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.