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Independence celebration kicks off 4th

The party started early for some in Warner Robins.

Pat Kopecky stood in line at the gate of McConnell-Talbert Stadium since 2:30 Thursday afternoon.

"38 Special is playing," says Kopecky.


It's the annual Independence Day Concert that draws tens of thousands to Warner Robins.

"My friends were coming and I heard it was going to be fun so I thought I should come," Harley Snellgrove said.

"I came all the way from Eastman," David Phelps said.


From music to memories to magic in the sky, they were all celebrating something different.

But the common theme among them was a celebration of the red white and blue.

"Independence is what sets us apart from most of the nations in the world and it's something that we should cherish and something that we should willingly celebrate. July 4 is a celebration of just that. It's an all-American celebration," Tim Kurtz said.

And what better way to do that than lighting up the sky in Warner Robins?

"Literally a ton of fireworks, 3,000 shots into the tubes set to the music of the band of the Air Force Reserve," organizer Allen Tatman said.

Tatman says the $40,000 show is the biggest fireworks celebration in middle Georgia.


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