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City to get professional fireworks show for 4th

This year’s Fourth of July firework show will be shot off by a professional pyrotechnician after the committee and Oxford Fire Department, which has put on the fireworks for many years in Oxford,  agreed it was time to pass the job over to the professionals. (May 10, 2013, Page 3A)

Fourth of July activities ramped up

This year’s Fourth of July festivities have been made bigger and better to help Oxford celebrate its 175th birthday along with Independence Day. (July 3, 2012, Page 1, 3)

Volunteers needed for Fourth of July

Volunteer Oxford is asking the community to come out and enjoy the Fourth of July events and take a few minutes to volunteer some time to make Oxford’s 175th birthday a success. To learn about volunteer opportunities for the Fourth, read today’s EAGLE or visit volunteeroxford.org. (June 29, 2012, Page 3A)

Local celebrities to serve diners Thursday night at The Ravine

Local celebrities will take orders, serve customers and entertain for tips Thursday during the American Cancer Society’s Celebrity Waiter fundraiser at The Ravine. (August 9, 2011, Page 1)

Rain can’t dampen 4th festivities

Despite the mid-afternoon rain on Monday, the Fourth of July activities in the Grove continued on with a slight hiccup for the live music which was delayed about 90 minutes. (July 5, 2011, Page 1)

Rain delays July 4 events

UPDATE — An afternoon thunderstorm on Independence Day has pushed back events in the Grove by about an hour. Organizer Kate Rosson said bands would begin playing at about 5 or 5:30 p.m. Children’s events including a petting zoo were being set up at about 4:30, and fireworks over Oxford-University Stadium are still slated for nightfall.

(more…) (July 4, 2011)

July 4th fun ends with a bang

Fourth of July activities begin this Saturday with a street dance and end with fireworks on Monday night. For a full list of activities see today’s EAGLE. (June 29, 2011, Page 1)

Red, white & blue volunteers needed

Now’s your chance to help light up the sky over Oxford by helping put on the popular July 4th community celebration. News Editor Jonathan Scott goes over some of the positions and duties open that local officials are hoping local citizens will help fill as the planning continues for the summer celebration. (May 12, 2011, Page 4)

Fourth of July parade, activities fill up long weekend

This year the annual Fourth of July parade was short on funds and participants. Facing money troubles since the University pulled funding had folks like Pam Swain marching along with floats asking bystanders for contributions. (July 5, 2010, Page 1)

Explosive weekend planned

The community’s annual Fourth of July weekend starts with a bang Saturday morning with a fun run and ends with a boom Sunday night during a free fireworks display. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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