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Church plans bigger, better Fourth event

Easthaven Baptist Church is planning the biggest fireworks showyet for this year’s Patriotic Picnic, organizers said, and they arelooking forward to another day of fun and festivities to celebratethe Fourth.

“We’re excited about it,” said event organizer Kenny Goza. “Wethink this is going to be a great weekend.”

The Patriotic Picnic is scheduled for Sunday from 5 p.m. until 9p.m. at the church on Highway 84, and is an occasion for all ageswith live music, games and a fireworks display at dark.

Goza said there will be a magician who will entertainpicnic-goers with magic tricks, as well as stunt airplanes, foodand other attractions. More than a dozen inflatable games will beon-site to entertain children while their parents relax andsocialize.

And while temperatures could be up a little early this summer,the event will be not only patriotic, but pocketbook-friendly.

“With the economy like it is, this is a great event foreveryone, because it’s a bunch of free events,” Goza said.

There will be vendors on hand to sell food, but complimentaryhot dogs will be given out to the early.

But the evening will end on the big attraction.

“The fireworks are going to be bigger and better, and we’relooking for a huge crowd,” Goza said. “The last couple of yearswe’ve had a good show to celebrate the Fourth of July.”