East Newnan Baptist hosts celebration on July 4th 4
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The Singing Flag celebration takes place on July 4th at East Newnan Baptist Church.
East Newnan Baptist Church will host its July 4th celebration on Saturday June 26th with the tradition of its 2,000-light singing flag and fireworks show.
According to church leaders, this year’s celebration will be very special as last year’s celebrations were canceled due to COVID-19.
Church Music Secretary Bobby Stevenson orchestrates the event. He said East Newnan had presented the Singing Flag for five years. He said that from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., participants will be pampered with free hamburger and hotdog bags with chips and water.
“There will also be several houses and other inflatables for children to play on,” said Stevenson. “At 7:30 pm we will be honoring 10 veterans through the Quilts of Valor program. Starting at 8:00 p.m., ENBC’s band will lead the band into a time of encouragement through worship songs. There will be duets, solos and even a children’s choir. ”
At around 8:30 pm, Stevenson said, “The Singing Flag comes to life with patriotic songs and a matching light show.”
“The flag will have a nearly 40-strong choir that will take part in the singing,” said Stevenson. “Finally at 9:15 pm the grand finale is a 25-minute fireworks display.”
Stevenson said East Newnan looked forward to hosting the event again.
“ENBC’s goal for this event is to provide a community event where we can all come together for a time of fun, fellowship, worship and celebration,” he said. “In preparation for this event, we spent $ 4,000 updating our flag. It has been repainted and restored. We bought 1,000 hamburgers, 500 hot dogs, and other items to feed the crowd. The 40-piece choir memorized several songs and the band rehearsed for several hours. Much has been done in many different areas and we hope that all will consider coming and partaking in our night of worship and celebration. ”
East Newnan Baptist Church is located on Pearl Springs Trail 14 in Newnan.