The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC


July 5, 2013

Weather stays perfect for festive Fourth

TARBORO — It was a traditional Fourth of July in most corners of Edgecombe County, with families holding cookouts between early afternoon showers and ending with fireworks in both Macclesfield and Tarboro.

In fact, those were the only fireworks in the area as Mother Nature put a damper on the Rocky Mount celebration on Wednesday.

In Macclesfield, the community’s traditional celebration downtown including rides and a petting zoo for the kids, live music from Donnaha Station, a Civil War reenactment in this, the Sesquicentennial of the war, and three 50/50 raffles.

Food and snow cones were available from the Macclesfield Volunteer Fire Department.

At dusk in both communities, the crowds got comfortable in their chairs of vehicles and watched the fireworks with large crowds in both locations.

Parking places were at a premium near the Tarboro High football stadium as people began finding their perfect spot for watching well before dusk.


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