While "C.D. Morris and the Southern Bluegrass Band" played in the background, Grovetown volunteers methodically served more than 4,000 free barbecue dinners to attendees of the city's annual July 4th barbecue at Liberty Park. In addition, barbecue dinners were also delivered to several personal care homes in the area. The event was initiated by former Mayor Dennis Trudeau 27 years ago when he used his first salary as mayor to pay for the food.
Visitors to the Columbia County Fourth of July Celebration at Patriots Park weren't discouraged by the scattered showers that sprang up in the area. Music was provided by the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band and Mama Says beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event culminated with fireworks at dusk.