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Crenshaw County plans for July 4

By: Shayla Terry

Our nation is turning 241 years old, and Crenshaw County is prepared for the celebration. Brantley, Luverne and Rutledge will all host events to commemorate the special holiday.

Brantley will hold its community parade on Tuesday, July 4 at 9 a.m.

“It’s for everyone of all ages,” said city clerk Davina Mount. “If you would like to participate just get to line up before nine. There is no registration process.”

The parade will start at Brantley Schools and go downtown and back. Residents are invited to participate on their vehicles, by feet or on golf carts. If rain occurs, contact the police department at 334-527-3244.

Luverne will hold its celebration of fireworks on Sunday, July 2. The City of Luverne puts on the event every year.

“We hire a pyrotechnician,” city clerk Margie Gomillion said. “It’s open for everyone and free admission. We want everyone to come out and see the fireworks.”

The show will begin when night falls. Gomillion says to expect the commencement to be anywhere from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The show will be held at Turner Park at 101 Ball Park Lane. In the event of rain, the show will be held Monday, July 3.

Rutledge will hold its 9th annual Fourth of July parade on Tuesday, July 4 at 10 a.m.

“The parade starts at Town Hall in Rutledge,” Mayor Steve Phillips said. “It comes out at Quail Tower Road and comes across Highway 10, the back to Town Hall.”

Lineup will begin at 9 a.m. at the Town Hall. Everyone is invited to participate.

“It a great way to celebrate the nation’s birthday,” Phillips said. “It gives the people something to look forward to, and the children something to enjoy.’

All town halls and city halls in the county will be closed on July 4. The City of Luverne and the Luverne Public Library will be closed Monday, July 3, as well. In Luverne, household garbage will be picked up on Wednesday, June 5.