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High water leads to changes in Newburgh Fourth of July festivities


High water and heavy debris has forced Evening in the Park organizers to move the launch site for the Newburgh fireworks and reschedule the Boat Parade.

The fireworks are still scheduled to go on as planned Friday, July 3, with a rain date of July 5.

Hwy 662 (French Island Trail) will close at 5 p.m. from State Street to Westervelt.  Food and game booths will open for business at that time. 

Parking will be available at the First Presbyterian Church, Peoples Trust and Saving Bank and the Newburgh Elementary School. WATS buses will be taking people to the event starting at 5 p.m.

Handicap parking is available for those coming from the east towards town on Hwy 662.  A police officer will direct you to designated spaces.

The Old Dam Band will begin playing at 6:30 p.m. At 8:30, the American Legion Color Guard will present the flag for a flag raising ceremony. The sky will light up with fireworks starting around 9.

Water Street will be open for traffic, so if you choose to sit along Water Street between State and Monroe, do not sit in the street area.

No personal fireworks including sparklers will be allowed.  

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