Don't forget to attend the annual Austin fireworks celebration on Friday night, July 1, on the grounds of Austin High School/Middle School.
The event is traditionally held on the Friday evening before July 4, giving families and friends a chance to celebrate the Independence Day a little early.
Generous donors help make this event possible each year. Booths will be set up by selected, non-profit groups and school-related organizations. Each will be selling treats such as popcorn, hot dogs, nachos, homemade ice cream, pizza and the like. All booths will be open by 5:30 p.m. on the east side of the school complex.
Free entertainment will fill the hours prior to the fireworks display. The musical lineup is being planned by Ray Bowling. Several bands will offer their talents. They include:
6-6:45 p.m.: F.E. Project.
7-7:45 p.m.: Clint Robinson Band.
8-9:00 p.m.: On the House.
9:15-10 p.m.: HotWired.
Planning to attend? Don't forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the fireworks show comfortably.
Parking will be available on the west side of the schools and nearby on the south side of Rigel Gym and at Austin Elementary School. Limited parking will be open on the east side of the schools.
For more information about the celebration, call the Mayor's office at 812-794-6646.