Until two years ago, the town of Scottsburg held an annual Fourth of July celebration with a parade and accompanying activities throughout the day, including fireworks.
The town of South Boston is thinking of taking up the torch with a Fourth of July parade of its own.
Town Manager Tom Raab told South Boston Town Council at its Monday meeting, a committee had been formed to look into the possibility of the town having its own Fourth of July parade, in addition to a fireworks display of its own.
The parade would probably begin at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m., with fireworks to follow, Raab said.
A final decision has not been made, but the committee is looking for feedback from the public in gauging interest for the parade.
“A committee is being formed by Destination Downtown South Boston to organize a Fourth of July celebration in 2017,” Raab said on Tuesday.
“Brandee Lloyd and Tamyra Vest are heading up the group exploring the event.
“Plans are to have a good, old Fourth of July parade, honoring the area veterans, starting around 6 or 7 p.m. and fireworks once it is dark.
“Destination Downtown South Boston is looking for volunteers and sponsors for the event.”
Anyone interested may contact Vest at 575-4209.