• The Ellijay fireworks display began around 9 p.m. Wednesday night.
  • Sparky the Fire Dog appeared in the Fourth of July parade in full turnout gear despite the high heat and humidity downtown.
  • There always has to be a pink Cadillac in a quality parade, and the Fourth of July processional in downtown Ellijay was no different. Mack and Malinda Wright show off the “land yacht” for parade entry Moo Bears Ice Cream & Hotdogs on River Street.
  • What would a parade be without the Special Friends — proudly sponsored by the Ellijay Lions Club.
  • Hundreds of kids found Ellijay Beach, in the River Street parking lot, an excellent alternative to being at the seashore on Independence Day.
  • Linda Satterfield, of Albert’s Boiled Peanuts of Ellijay, serves a sample to Mary Macrander of St. Louis, Mo., on Independence Day downtown.
  • Ellijay favorite Dwight Sanford covers a tune from the Amazing Rhythm Aces during the Fourth of July.
  • Kase Shelton, 2, of Ellijay, appears to be in training for a job with Gilmer Fire at the Public Safety Show on July 4.
  • Dorothy Hunt, of Ellijay, and her friend, John Childress, of Blairsville (behind), look over wallets with a military theme created by Keith Matthews, of Hayesville, N.C., at his Leather by Veterans booth in the River Street parking lot on Independence Day.
  • Pretty Tinsley Porter, 1-1/2, of Madison, fills up her sand bucket little by little at “Ellijay Beach” during the Fourth of July celebration in the River Street parking lot.

Ellijay celebrates Independence Day with a bang

Here are a few scenes from the downtown Ellijay festivities on the Fouuth of July. Click through to enjoy the slideshow!

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