Nothing says, "Community," like great food shared with friends. Each year, several hogs are cooked, along with hamburgers and hot dogs. Side dishes, desserts, and drinks are also provided. It's all free of charge, but we do ask that attendees bring canned donations to benefit area families in need.
Children are an essential part of the Freedom Celebration. From the youngest children to the oldest children, games and attractions are provided for the enjoyment and entertainment of children in mind. Laughter and squeals of delight are the sounds of the Freedom Celebration.
When the sun goes down, the skies above the church campus light up. We hire professional pyrotechnicians to provide a first-class display for attendees that rivals any other local display. There is no waiting between fireworks - this display is 20 minutes of non-stop action and beautiful colors; this is among the best firework displays for the Fourth in our area.
The event known today as the Freedom Celebration had its beginnings for several summers under the names "Summer Celebration" and "God and Country Day." The event started as an outdoor Sunday evening worship service to celebrate the freedoms of our nation, with each family bringing their own picnic dinner to enjoy. Each year, the event grew and attracted more and more people from the community, officially taking the name of "Freedom Celebration" in 2003. A small-scale fireworks show was added, then games for children to play, and eventually it was determined that the event needed to be a huge pot-luck style event. In 2011, we outgrew the pot-luck style when over 3,000 people from the community attended the 9th Freedom Celebration. What started as a simple church celebration has blossomed to an outreach event that attracts the church and unchurched alike and is gaining popularity in our community. The event now boasts one of the largest fireworks displays for the Fourth in the area, and is quickly becoming one of the biggest community events of the summer.