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Oak Ridge announces plans for the 4th

(Oak Ridge press release) The City of Oak Ridge is once again sponsoring a fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day. The event will be held in A.K. Bissell Park on July 4th and is expected to begin after dark at approximately 9:45 p.m. 

The Oak Ridge Community Band, now in their 75th year, will perform prior to the fireworks. The concert is free, but donations are accepted by the band to help cover the cost of equipment and other expenses. The music is expected to begin at 7:30 p.m. WMYL 96.7 Merle FM will be live following the band performance and will broadcast the soundtrack for the fireworks display. 

Anyone planning to attend is advised to bring a lawn chair or blanket for outdoor seating. A safety zone will be established by the Oak Ridge Fire Department. Please sit only in the designated areas. 

Parking will not be allowed along the Oak Ridge Turnpike right of way. Drivers should also not park on private property, unless they have obtained permission from the owner. 

As a reminder, the discharge of fireworks within Oak Ridge city limits is prohibited without a permit. 

For more details on this event, visit the City of Oak Ridge Facebook page, @CityofOakRidge, or the City’s website, www.oakridgetn.gov. You can also call the Oak Ridge Fire Department for additional information at (865) 425-3520.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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