Itawamba ready for Friday night fireworks

By The Itawamba County Times

FULTON – Itawamba County’s annual Fireworks Festival will come to a spectacular end Friday night with the grand finale display at the Itawamba Community College practice field.
The fireworks will start at 8:45 p.m., capping an afternoon and evening of entertainment at ICC that starts at 5 p.m. with a talent show.
In addition to the fireworks, festival-goers can either watch or take part in a pet show at 5:30 p.m., a “best pie” contest at 6 p.m., a watermelon eating contest at 6:30 p.m., and a greased pig competition at 7:30 p.m.
Registration begins 30 minutes before the event.
“We really tried to squeeze as many fun-filled family activities as possible into this year’s event,” said Brenda Mabus of the Itawamba County Development Council and Fireworks Festival planning committee.
“The Fireworks Festival is all about bringing Itawamba County families together to celebrate our country’s independence as well as our wonderful local community, and I think people will really enjoy what we have for them this year.”
Food vendors will include Piezons World Famous Pizza, Pit Stop BBQ and Rick’s BBQ as well as a sno-cone stand hosted by the Anchor Club of Mantachie.
After the talent show several musical artists will perform. Bluegrass band B-Band will be on stage first, followed by Christian rock band FilledxStream. Michi and Shay Guess will be the final act, performing a variety of music, from Christian to well-known patriotic tunes.