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(Braselton) An array of festivities in downtown Braselton is planned for the “Celebrate July 4th” holiday. Food vendors will line the perimeter of Town Green in the heart of the historic downtown. Families are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to enjoy the patriotic atmosphere. Local favorite Moby Dick will perform from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM presenting family-friendly music. The traditional parade will begin at 6:00 PM beginning at the Braselton Tech Center and travel through downtown. A fireworks extravaganza will cap the evening. Groups interested in joining the parade must pre-register at www.DowntownBraselton.com. There is no entry fee for the parade. “It’s a celebration of America,” says festival organizer Jennifer Scott. “And it’s a great family atmosphere to enjoy in our beautiful downtown.” Additional information, including frequently asked event questions, is available at Facebook.com/DowntownBraselton. Photo, left to right: Councilwomen Becky Richardson and Peggy Slappey, Police Chief Terry Esco, Officer Josh Lindsay, Sgt. Steven Folkers, Mayor Bill Orr and Councilmen Tony Funari and Hardy Johnson. Braselton honors police with Life Saving awards. (Braselton) Three Braselton police officers were honored for lifesaving awards by Police Chief Terry Esco at the Mayor and Council Work Session. Sgt. Steven Folkers, Officer Josh Lindsay and Sgt. Christopher Earls entered a burning home in the Mulberry Park subdivision in May and rescued a sleeping homeowner and his dogs. With poor visibility due to heavy smoke, the entire house was cleared of occupants saving their lives. Presenting the awards, Braselton Mayor Bill Orr said, “We honor them for heroic actions which we deeply appreciate. In this instance of heroism, lives were saved because of the quick action and bravery of these outstanding officers.” Folkers and Lindsay accepted the lifesaving certificates; Earls was unable to attend the ceremony.
(Braselton) In addition to its standard children’s summer programs at the Braselton Library, the staff believes the library is an important place for teens and tweens and offers programming opportunities especially for them. Several events are slated for July for fun and learning retention. Teens may retrieve a list of about forty random items for the “Take Home Scavenger Hunt” beginning July 12 and return their loot to the library on Saturday, July 14 by 12:30 PM. In prior events, some items were a four-leaf clover, a local business card and a Mead Trapper-Keeper. Snacks, games and outdoor fun are promised for the “Rockin’ Beach Party” on Thursday, July 19. Teens and adults may reserve a 30-minute exploration of the Oculus Rift virtual reality experience is offered on July 20 and 21. And tween movies are scheduled for July 10 (“Paddington 2”) and July 24 (“The Tale of Desperaux”) at 10:30 AM. “We are responding to the wishes expressed by our community’s tweens, teens and their parents,” says library manager, Lori Hayes. “Our children’s programs continue to be popular, and we believe these programs will be well received and successful as well.” The Braselton Library is at 15 Brassie Lane in the town’s historic district. Contact 706.654-1992 for additional information and reservations. Braselton readies “Celebrate July 4th” festivities.