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Selma, Orrville and Valley Grande gearing up for Fourth of July events

Fireworks shows can be seen in Selma, Orrville and Valley Grande on the Fourth of July.

Organpi Farms, located on Water Avenue, will have a Fireworks show to start between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. The farm to table restaurant will open from 11 a.m. Wednesday until 2 a.m. Thursday morning.

Organpi Farms owner Dr. Portia Fulford said “a street party is possible.”

“We’re looking forward to celebrating the Fourth of July,” Fulford said. “We’ve been doing extremely well.”

The city of Selma isn’t having a Fourth of July program this year because of financial reasons.

“There’s no money in the budget to do anything,” Selma City Councilwoman Susan Youngblood said.

The Valley Grande fireworks display will start at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The new 100.9 ALEX-FM WALX will broadcast the event.

The city of Orrville will have a free barbecue with chickens, ribs, hotdogs and hamburgers starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Orrville Community Center. The fireworks will start at 8 p.m.

“Every year our Fourth of July program gets better,” Orrville mayor Louvenia Lumpkin said. “We had a great time last year. I love our fireworks show.”

In Perry County, the East Perry Improvement Association is hosting a “Revitalization and Beautification of the East Perry Park and Community” event. The event will begin at noon, with a cookout, car show, live music, bouncy houses and fireworks. Admission is $1 for children and $2 for adults. All proceeds will benefit the East Perry Park revitalization.