Itawamba County will be getting a head start with the celebration of American Independence with a Firecracker Festival on Tuesday, July 1.
Festivities begin at 6 pm at the Itawamba Community College practice field north of West Main Street in Fulton with the announcement of Mr. and Miss Firecracker followed by local entertainment until 8 pm.
Itawamba County has a plethora of topnotch cooks and at 6:30 judging will begin for the Best Pie Contest. Anyone can register up until the time of the contest. Ribbons will be awarded for the best pies including a First Place winner. Those wanting to register early can contact the Itawamba County Development Council at 862-4571
A karaoke contest will begin at 7 pm with prizes given for first, second and third place.There will also be carnival games, snow cone and cotton candy booths and a number of tasty food booths set up by area organizations and churches.
The grand finale will be a spectacular fireworks show provided by the City of Fulton. The patriotic show begins at 8:45 pm. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to get a good view of the fireworks spectacular.