|Classified is once again the headline entertainment for the Greenville Eagles annual Independence Day Celebration at Shade Road July 3. Also featured will be Darke County’s Got Talent, Cotton and Darke County’s largest fireworks display.|
The Eagles Shade Road Independence Day Celebration will be bigger than ever this year thanks to the return of Darke County’s largest fireworks display. Sponsored by Greenville Eagles, the event starts at noon on July 3 and culminates “whenever!”
Music will be provided throughout the day and evening, headlined once again by “Classified.” Also featured are “Cotton” and the first of three “Darke County’s Got Talent” karaoke semi-finals.
“The reputations of Classified and Cotton are established,” said Greenville Trustee Ron Kreitzer, “but the local talent that has surfaced in our karaoke contest is also fantastic.
“We have some really great singers competing for the $1,000 grand prize to be awarded this fall.”
The talent contest will begin about noon, followed by Cotton and then Classified. The fireworks will start about 10 p.m.
“The unfortunate situation with our fireworks provider last year made it possible to build an even better show this year,” said Past Worthy President Kerry Young. “There will be a strong patriotic soundtrack timed with about 20-25 minutes of non-stop fireworks.”
The Greenville Eagles membership has been funding fireworks displays for the Darke County community for the past four years. The Independence Day Celebration was moved to Eagles Shade Road last year.
There will be beverages, food from multiple vendors, and for the kids, the Moonwalk and playground equipment. Want to throw a few horseshoes? Bring them along and take advantage of the Shade Road horseshoe area.
As always, admission to the Independence Day Celebration is free.
For a different taste of entertainment, plan to pick up your tickets for an evening of “Ribs ‘n Blues,” sponsored jointly by the Darke County Center for the Arts and the Greenville Eagles. It starts at 6 p.m. on July 16 at Shade Road, and features “Ray Fuller & The Blues Rockers.” A $12 ticket gets your choice ribs or chicken, a side and a beverage and a great evening of entertainment. Tickets will be available on July 3, as well as from any Eagles officer or DCCA board member.