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'American Downtown'
Adds 2 More Events

Originally published: 2013-07-03 10:57:20
Last modified: 2013-07-03 11:06:14

Two additions have been made to "American Downtown," Greeneville's free family Fourth of July celebration, which is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

Several downtown churches are planning to ring their bells to "let freedom ring" at 2 p.m. to kick off the festivities.

Concluding the celebration in true patriotic style will be the formal re-lighting of the recently-restored moving electric flag atop the former First National Bank building on South Main Street.

The flag is visible from many areas of the community, including some areas of the Big Spring, where the majority of the festivities will be located.

The National Weather Service has predicted a high likelihood of rain on Thursday, but plans call for the scheduled events to go forward, rain or shine.


The parade starts at 2 p.m. with Miss Greene County Sarah Stokely as the grand marshal leading approximately 50 patriotic entries.

Stokely, of Newport, recently was named first runner-up in the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant.

Entries from Gatlinburg's midnight July 4 parade include the Uncle Sam balloon and float and Zeno the Bear.

Entries are still being accepted for the Uncle Sam Look-A-Like Contest. To enter, call Amy Rose, Town of Greeneville Public Relations Manager, at 639-7105. Entry forms are also available at Town Hall.


Entertainment on two stages in the Big Spring area will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Those attending are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets.

Also at 2:30 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church and Funville will have children's activities at the Big Spring.


Food vendors at the Big Spring will offer a variety of items, including hot dogs, chicken, barbecue pork, donuts, soft pretzels, nachos, cotton candy, shaved ice, frozen and fresh-squeezed lemonade, and other drinks.

The food vendors are: Angeez Catering & Sweet Shop, Auntie Ruth's, Bojangles, Sno-Biz, Top Dog Hot Dog, and Tray's Bar-B-Q.


Fireworks accompanied by special recorded music will be launched from the practice field in front of Greeneville High School.

If rain is falling at 9 p.m., the fireworks will be postponed to a later date.


Financial sponsors for the celebration are Landair Transport Inc., a Gold-Level sponsor; Greeneville Federal Bank, Greeneville Oil & Petroleum, Inc., and DTR Tennessee Inc., Silver-Level sponsors; and Bronze-Level sponsors: Meco Corporation, Walmart Logistics, Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Takoma Regional Hospital, Summers-Taylor, Inc., Consumer Credit Union, John Deere Power Products, Andrew Johnson Bank and Food City. Media sponsors are The Greeneville Sun and Radio Greeneville.

The Town of Greeneville is working with the Greene County Partnership's Tourism Department and Main Street: Greeneville to ensure the event is a success.

For more information on "American Downtown," please contact Amy Rose at 639-7105 or (

For more information and stories, see The Greeneville Sun.

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