4th of July Celebration in La Vergne

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The City of La Vergne will celebrate Independence Day at Veterans Memorial Park. City spokeswoman Rachel Heggan tells NewsRadio WGNS they'll celebrate with music, food, good times and of course, fireworks! Plus, music provided by Missy Garnett and The Two Dollar Pistols-a local favorite! Vendors will be on hand with concessions for sale.

The free event is held at Veterans Memorial Park on Floyd Mayfield Drive off of Murfreesboro Road. Gates will open at 5:30pm and we will kick things off at 6:30pm. Bring out the family along with your chairs/ blankets. If you have any questions, please give the Parks and Recreation Dept. a call at 615-793-3224.

The Fourth of July holiday is always busy for law enforcement, as well. La Vergne Police Chief Mike Walker reminds people to always have a designated driver if drinking is part of their celebration. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the city park.

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In addition, police are asking residents to be aware of firework hours. City ordinance allows for the discharge of common fireworks as follows: June 21 - July 7, 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. July 4, 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m.

Please be considerate of neighbors, as well as pets that are skittish, "We urge residents and visitors to respect the hours listed in the ordinance for the sake of young children and family pets. Dogs and other animals can get very frightened from the noise of fireworks. Keep your pets inside if they seem fearful."

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