New Knoxville fest first in area with fireworks display

Teresa Schultz
Staff Writer

The forecast is looking warm and dry for the last weekend in June. Quite the improvement over last year's end to the month.

The last weekend before Independence Day, the village of New Knoxville celebrates the birth of the United States with two days of activities, music, games, food and fireworks.

Last year, Mother Nature had other ideas.

"We got rained out both days last year," New Knoxville Community Park Association President Mike Chalk said of last year's Independence Day Celebration.

Chalk is optimistic about the 2018 rendition of the celebration.

"On average, compared to a dry weekend, I think we'll have more people up this year," he said. "We've got more going on and it looks like we're going to have pretty good weather. We've got plenty of things for kids to do all day too so we're expecting a good turnout."

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