VALDOSTA -- After a July 4th rainout, Valdosta and Lowndes County residents will finally get their fireworks show.

The City of Valdosta and Lowndes County announced this week that they will sponsor a Labor Day fireworks show in the Promenade Plaza shopping area along Norman Drive across from Colonial Mall.

The Sept. 2 show will begin at dusk and should be viewable from many parking lots in the mall area. The firework staging area will be on city property behind Target and Home Depot.

Heavy rains forced the Valdosta-Lowndes Recreation and Parks Department to postpone planned Independence Day festivities, but officials promised the public a full show at an appropriate time.

"We were disappointed that weather forced us to reschedule our annual fireworks display," Recreation and Parks Director Brockey Brock said in a press release. "Labor Day is an appropriate alternative to celebrate our country and our freedoms. We invite you to bring your family and come out to enjoy the live entertainment and the fireworks display, The show promises to be exciting for the young and the young at heart."

The Recreation and Parks Department is also sponsoring several local bands to perform prior to the fireworks display. Clydesdale, Jaw Bone, Social Action and Tanner's Lane are all set to perform, and food vendors will be on site as well. The event -- beginning at 6 p.m. -- is free and open to the public.

Should weather again be a problem, officials said the event will be rescheduled at an appropriate future time.



To contact reporter Bill Roberts, please call 244-3400, ext. 245.



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