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Thunder Over Elizabeth set to have hog roast, bands

Fourth festivities
Thunder Over Elizabeth set to have hog roast, bands Thunder Over Elizabeth set to have hog roast, bands
Joey Bowling, Intern, [email protected]

After months of waiting and concern of continuing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Thunder Over Elizabeth is set for Saturday, complete with a hog roast, snow-cone machine and fireworks.

In the grass lot behind the 1819 General Store, the bluegrass band Concrete Canyon Cowboys will play from 1:30 p.m. until the parade starts at 4. Parade participants will begin lining up on O’Bannon Road at 3:30, event coordinator Kathy Hensley said.

Around 5 p.m., once the parade has ended, the Full House Band will play behind the 1819 General Store.

There will also be a bouncy house for children to play in at the event.

The local American Legion will set off fireworks after dark.

There will be a cornucopia of food options at the event. Hot dogs, pasta salads and snow cones will be served, Hensley said. Best Vineyard, Winery & Distillery will be set up by 1 p.m., and a host of local vendors will donate food to the hog roast.

The hog roast will be set up, with it ready to eat around 5 p.m., Hensley said, adding there will be free-will donation boxes set up instead of payment. All proceeds will go to the South Harrison Community Center in Elizabeth.

Parking will be available throughout town. The Elizabeth Civic Center and community center, as well as The Lighthouse United Methodist Church, will offer parking. A shuttle borrowed from the Lanesville Heritage Committee will begin shuttling people at 1 p.m. The route will be the civic center, community center, 1819 General Store and American Legion post.

Hensley said events like this are important because it helps people to get out of the house and shake off anxiety surrounding the coronavirus.

“We’re trying to bring people back into town, lighten it up,” she said.