Dennis Trudeau plans to don his “I ♥ Grovetown” hat and sling some barbecue at the city’s annual July 4 Celebration.
The barbecue is a gift to the community that the city councilman and former mayor started 28 years ago.
The free event is from noon to 3 p.m., or until the barbecue runs out, at Liberty park Community Center on Newmantown Road. The meal is free, but take-out plates cost $5.
“We have a good time,” Trudeau said.
Though as many as 3,000 people celebrate at the event, Trudeau said it came out of a trying time in the city.