Holts Summit Celebrates Independence Day Together
"The city of Holts Summit is growing at a fast rate of speed. With more and more people, it is a great event for people to come out and meet each other," said Cheryl Fletcher, city clerk. "The area businesses put up booths. It promotes Holts Summit, it promotes their businesses. Every community should have their own event where they can come and celebrate."
Long-time Holts Summit leader T.J. Gibson came up with the idea.
"I talked to the city in April. They said fireworks sounded good," he recalled. "And, after we talked about the fireworks, they came up with having a shindig the entire day."
Next year's celebration is already in the works because there's already one request.
"I might [want] an earlier fireworks display," said Shelby Shelton.
But, this year, kids won't be able to see the fireworks until after dark.
Gibson is providing the fireworks, thanks to $3,000 in donations he collected.