Let freedom ring: Community hosts Independence Day celebrations

Bonifay’s Panhandle Patriotic Celebration was scaled back this year; however, families still enjoyed gathered the free fireworks show at the Bonifay Rec Center. The event was made possible this year by joint efforts of the Holmes County Tourist Development Council and the Bonifay Fire Department. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS]

HOLMES AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES – There was no shortage of fireworks in Holmes and Washington counties over the pre-July 4 weekend as several Independence Day events were hosted throughout the community.

Here are a few scenes from events hosted by the City of Vernon, Orange Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Leisure Lakes, Grace and Glory Worship Center, and Holmes County’s Panhandle Patriotic Celebration.