East Newnan Baptist Church will host its July 4 celebration Sunday , June 27 with the tradition of its Singing Flag, made up of 2,000 lights, and a fireworks show.
According to church leaders, this year’s celebration will be extra special since last year’s festivities were cancelled because of COVID-19.
The church’s music minister, Bobby Stevenson, is orchestrating the event. He said East Newnan has presented the Singing Flag for five years. He said from 6-7:30 p.m., attendees will be treated to free hamburger and hot dog bags with chips and water.
“There will also be several houses and other inflatables for children to play on,” Stevenson said. “At 7:30 p.m., we will honor 10 veterans through the quilts of Valor program. Beginning at 8:00 p.m., ENBC's band will lead in a time of encouragement through worship songs. There will be duets, solos and even a children's choir.”
Stevenson said around 8:30 p.m., “the Singing Flag will come to life with patriotic songs and a light show to match.”
“The flag will have a nearly 40-member choir sharing in song,” Stevenson said. “Finally, at 9:15 p.m., the grand finale will be a 25-minute fireworks show.”
Stevenson said East Newnan has been looking forward to hosting the event again.
“ENBC's goal for this event is to provide a community event in which we can all come together for a time of fun, fellowship, worship, and celebration,” he said. “To prepare for this event, we have spent $4,000 to upgrade our flag. It has been painted and restored to new. We have purchased 1,000 hamburgers, 500 hotdogs and other items to feed the crowd. The 40-member choir has memorized several songs, and the band has rehearsed several hours. Much has been done in many different areas, and we hope all will consider coming and being a part of our night of worship and celebration.”
East Newnan Baptist Church is located at 14 Pearl Springs Trail, Newnan.