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Point beach offers prime viewing for Yorktown display

Gloucester Point Beach should be a prime viewing spot for the fireworks show that Yorktown will hold over the York River on Monday in honor of Independence Day.

However, the lone activity announced for the Point will be a flyover of several World War II era airplanes shortly after 7 p.m. Monday, according to Patti McGrath of Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

McGrath said there will be no live band performing at the local beach as in many past years. The fishing pier, beach and boat ramps will all be open.

Parking is very limited at the beach, McGrath said, and arrangements have been made for visitors to park in several designated lots nearby on the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Gloucester deputies will help direct traffic, she said, and Greate Road heading toward the beach will be closed to incoming traffic in the early evening to expedite traffic flow trying to leave.

A 5K run will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at Beaverdam Park, McGrath said, and all county parks wil...

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