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Scottsburg cancels this year’s Fourth of July celebration

SoVaNow.com / April 10, 2014
The Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department has voted not to hold its annual Fourth of July celebration for 2014 it was announced by Ricky Gordon, president of the corporation on Tuesday.

Gordon wrote, “We have decided to look at holding it again possibly in 2015, but several factors including lack of sponsors, volunteers and rising costs have caused us to cancel the 2014 celebration.”

Word of the cancellation has caused members of the community to ask themselves how they will spend the Fourth since going to Scottsburg on the Fourth has been a long tradition, featuring a day which started with a parade and a fire department lunch of Brunswick stew, hot dogs, cold drinks and all the trimmings. Each year the day ended with a colorful fireworks display.

It also brought together members of neighboring departments for some good competitive contests.

The event has been the major fundraiser for the department, raising anywhere from $8,000 to $13,000 each year. But last year the event had to be postponed due to inclement weather and that resulted in a loss of some $1,500 for the department.

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