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Sparks fly at Granville Fourth of July celebration

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BUTNER Granville residents enjoyed an evening of fellowship, food and fireworks during the annual Fourth of July Celebration held July 3 at Lake Holt in Butner.

The city of Creedmoor and town of Butner, along with support from Granville County, the town of Stem and the city of Oxford, hosted the fireworks display. Oohs and ahhs could be heard throughout the evening in between the explosions of the fireworks. Hundreds of spectators tilted their heads skyward for the light show.

People arrived early to find the best spot to hear the music and watch the fireworks. Chairs, blankets and towels filled the field with onlookers ready for the display of color to light up the sky. Kids ran around, played and made new friends while adults talked with each other and caught up on times gone by.

The event DJ kept many up on their feet as they joined in line dances and showed their moves despite the humid, hot weather. Hot dogs, shaved ice and bottled water were available for dinner and to keep everyone cool in the heat.

This year brought many newcomers from surrounding areas who chose Granville County to be the place they would celebrate Independence Day.