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Fun explodes at Firecracker Fest — even if fireworks didn't
kensley Lloyd and Shelby
Kensley Lloyd, 3, and mom Shelby team up to urge their bullfrog along in the annual frog jumping contest during the Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Regional Park on July 3.

  The annual Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek was a little less "boomtastic" this year than in years past — but organizers say a possible makeup date may be coming.

Due to an incident at a show prior to the one scheduled locally, Zambelli's Fireworks had to cancel the July 3 date that was set for Statesboro. Kimberly Sharpe with the Bulloch County Recreation and Parks Department says that the county will make a decision about a possible makeup date after a discussion with the fireworks production company. 

But despite the lack of fireworks, Firecracker Fest went on as planned, and the park was filled with area residents eager to celebrate the nation's independence. 

"We did have a great turnout and a wonderful evening at the park despite the disappointment of the fireworks," Sharpe said. 

Chyann Rose
Local singer/songwriter Chyann Rose entertains during the festival.
Christy Davis
Christy Davis plays air piano to an Elton John song performed by Atlanta’s Color the Night.
Neloms Ward and Goodwin
While trying their hand at the greased pole during, Miyuanna Neloms, Taneal Ward and Tieyah Goodwin keep an eye on their competition.
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