by Ashley Stewart
Celebrate America’s birthday in Cashiers when The Village Green presents the seventh annual Fireworks Extravaganza On the Green, beginning at 6:30 P.M. Friday, July 5, at The Village Green Commons.
Residents and visitors to the area are invited to dine, play and dance the night away.
The spectacular evening entertainment features a concert by the rhythm and blues band Continental Divide. The band plays all the classics from a wide variety of artists that will make you want to sing and get up out of your chair for Cashiers largest dance party! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Local food and beverages will be available for purchase but picnics and coolers are welcome. Because of the nature and size of this event, dogs will not be allowed.
The main event of the evening is the breathtaking fireworks display that will begin shortly after dark. More than 1,000 brilliant and colorful bursts will light up the Cashiers’ night sky. The show lasts about 30 minutes and is accompanied by a soundtrack that pays tribute to America with patriotic music.
Admission is free, however donations to a community fireworks fund will be collected at the entrances of The Village Green to help with the cost of the event. Many small towns have been forced to eliminate fireworks because of the expense of putting on a pyrotechnic display. The Village Green believes it’s important to celebrate America’s birthday and works to preserve this important tradition for the Cashiers community.