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July 4 fireworks return to Mathews

The band Rip Tide, above, and Heather Mackenzie, below, will enterain at this year’s Mathews Fireworks Celebration.

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Mathews 4th of July Fireworks Celebration is back again, promising an evening of entertainment and fun on the Mathews High School grounds.

The festivities will kick off at 6 p.m. Monday with singing of the National Anthem by Mathews County’s own Heather Mackenzie, said fireworks committee spokesman Jeremy Elliot. This will be followed by an evening of entertainment by the band Rip Tide, with Mackenzie joining in for some numbers.

Concessions, including homemade ice cream, will be available for purchase, and there will be face-painting at the Mathews Parks and Recreation area.

At 9 p.m., Mathews native Scott Sadler will deliver brief remarks and announce the winners of the raffle contest. The fireworks will begin shortly afterward.

This year’s donated raffle items include a grass trimmer from Chimney Cor...

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