Town comes together for Fourth
Joey Bowling, Intern, [email protected]
The town’s Thunder Over Elizabeth celebration Saturday consisted of bands, food, a parade and, from the nearby American Legion post, fireworks. Local eateries such as Best Vineyard, Winery and Distillery sold food for parents whose children broke them down and those who just wanted to drink.
The parade was the catalyst for many people coming out to enjoy the event, Sara Deatrick, one of the event organizers, said.
For the parade, local political candidates came to campaign. Behind them came the South Harrison Seahawks, thanking various community groups for their support. The Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Dept. rounded off the parade, with two fire engines sounding their horns.
The parade was like a shot of adrenaline. The town opened up and dozens of people came to O’Bannon Road to watch and then stayed for the festivities after. Younger children enjoyed the kiddie pool set up behind the store, hopping from one to the other to beat off the heat. Many bought snow cones and stained their mouths from the syrup.
Deatrick, admitting her favorite part of the event is the slushies, said many people came out to spend time together as a community and have fun.
“There was a need and you see it, and you help,” Deatrick said.