Indiantown gets first in line for 4th of July

Get a jump on next week’s Independence Day celebrations this weekend in Indiantown.

Fireworks, music and food trucks are Saturday, July 1, at Timer Powers Park on Citrus Boulevard, across from the new Indiantown High School, with gates opening at 4 p.m.

Admission is free; however, donations for next year’s fireworks will be appreciated, says Indiantown Chamber Executive Director Donna Carman.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to spread out on the park’s spacious grounds to watch the fireworks beginning at 9 p.m. to cap a day of eating hamburgers, hot dogs, Mexican street corn, and wandering among the vendors’ tables.

As a bonus, attendees get free watermelon slices as long as supplies last, compliments of U.S. Sugar.

“We so appreciate our sponsors who stepped up to help make this happen,” Carman adds, explaining that the overall cost is around $50,000. “We’ve got 45 sponsors so far, including the Village of Indiantown that donated $26,000 to cover the full cost of the fireworks.”

Carman says that the overall cost to produce the event is around $50,000, which includes permit fees, the fire rescue staff on site, and crowd management by the Martin County Sheriff’s Department.

“Years ago, the Fourth of July was always a big deal in Indiantown,” Carman says. “It brought the whole community together. We’ve missed that; we need that more than ever, so donations that we receive (at the gate) will help us make sure we can do it again next year without depending so much on the Village Council.”

That’s why coolers will not be allowed. After all, it’s a fund-raiser, so organizers want you to buy your All-American dinner to spread out on your blanket for an All-American night to enjoy under the stars. And don’t forget you’re in Florida, so don’t forget the bug repellant!

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