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June 17, 2010

Planning underway for annual Red, White and Boom show

Independence Day celebration is July 3

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Recession, repression, get out of the way. The annual Red, White and Boom celebration is kicking off another year with food, fun and fireworks.

The Independence Day celebration will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 3 at College Park on Ky. 192.

“We will have the inflatables, kids’ stuff, and new and different activities this year,” said Sharon Benge, London-Laurel Chamber of Commerce Ambassador’s Club member who is helping plan the event.

Benge said fireworks will take place at dusk, winding down an evening of activities for American patriots of all ages. The Laurel-London Optimist Club and the Laurel County Shrine Club will have food booths available, along with music and entertainment. Benge said the entertainment list has not yet been finalized, but this year’s lineup will offer “whole new entertainment than last year.”

The Red, White, and Boom celebration is sponsored by the City of London and is free to the public. Food items are offered as fundraisers for the Optimist and Shrine clubs. For information, call the Chamber at 864-4789 or London City Hall at 864-4169.

Staff writer Nita Johnson can be reached by e-mail at

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