July 4th weekend events scheduled


Fireworks are planned at Carrollton, Atwood Lake and Tappan Lake over the July 4th weekend.

An all-day celebration is planned July 2 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds, sponsored by the Ohio Appalachian Veterans Memorial and Community Center.

The event includes a breakfast, flea market, mini tractor pull, car show, band and fireworks display. Admission and parking are free. The event is supported by donations from people who attend.

The breakfast kicks off the celebration from 8-10 a.m. The flea market opens at 8 a.m. as well. A flag raising ceremony, featuring vocalist Ashlee Green, will be held at 10 a.m.

Ohio Mod Rod Pullers will compete from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the pulling track in front of the grandstand. A car show begins at noon. Food and beverage stands and a beer wagon will be open throughout the day.

Entertainment includes skydivers at 7 and 9 p.m. and the band Old School Rockers will perform beginning at 9 p.m. until the fireworks begin and return to the stage following the fireworks.

In case of rain, the fireworks will be held July 3.

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is hosting fireworks displays at Tappan Lake Park July 2 and Atwood Park July 4. Both events begin at dusk.