By: Emily Johnson
July 2, 2014
Thomasville, GA - We're just a few days away from the oohs and ahhs of celebrating our nation's independence.
However this year the City of Thomasville is switching things up and moving its fireworks show downtown.
"You're going to see fireworks this year like you've never seen them before, because you really will be up close," said Karen Smith, Thomasville Main Street & Tourism
The 4TH of July festivities will begin at 6:30PM on Friday. They're blocking off Madison to Remington on Jackson Street to allow festival goers to enjoy food vendors, live music and the fireworks show that starts at 9:00PM.
"You'll see lots of tents down there, we've got cooling stations to keep people cool. We have big fans that will be up so I think it's going to be a neat event this year," said Smith.
With the celebrations taking place the Thomasville Police Department wants to remind people to have a safe and enjoyable weekend, but that they are beefing up patrols looking for anyone who is breaking the law.
"Those people who are under the influence of alcohol, driving without insurance and just committing violations that are not legal our officers will be looking out for those people as well," said LT. Eric Hampton, Thomasville Police Department Spokesperson.
TPD also said they encourage folks to not set off their own fireworks, but to leave it up to the professionals. They also said that if you're going out of town this weekend you can have officers patrol your home, just call TPD at 229-226-2101.