Barnesville Memorial Park will be a rather quiet place on Thursday, July 4. Three days later though on Saturday, July 7, it will be hopping.
Things get underway with the annual fundraiser Chicken BBQ Chamber fundraiser at the Mothers Club Shelter House. Serving begins at 11 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m., or as long as the supply lasts. Dinners are $8 each and includes a half chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, roll, desert and drink. Additional sides, deserts and drinks are available at additional cost.
Jerry Campbell and his crew will cook the chickens for the fundraiser.
Events planned at Memorial Park that day include the "Beast of the East" baseball tournament, traditional fireworks at dusk, around 9:20 pm, free swimming at the pool if repairs are completed by that time.
Free entertainment will take place at the park amphitheater in the evening beginning with a concert by the First Christian Church group at 6 pm followed by music by a DJ who will spin records from 7 to 10.
Rain date for the fireworks is the following evening, Sunday, July 8.