Gearing up for the Fourth; changes in fireworks parking
Jul 02, 2014 | 3526 views | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
By Lorri Harrison

The city of Eton will have fireworks display on Friday, July 4. Activities begin at the Eton Park at 5:00 p.m. with fireworks scheudled for dark. There is no admission for the event.

The annual Wagon Train Parade, sponsored by the Murray County Saddle Club, will take place on Friday.

Chatsworth Police Chief Josh Etheridge is reminding motorists that Hwy 52 E from the Murray County Saddle Club to Hwy 411 will be closed from 5:30 p.m. until approximately 7:00 p.m. Second Ave will be closed from approximately 5:45 p.m. until approximately 7:00 p.m. Hwy 411 will be closed from Oak Street to Thompson Street from 6:00 p.m. until approximately 6:45 p.m.

Parade Route:

5:30 p.m. - The parade will leave the Murray County Saddle Club and travel west on GA Hwy 52. It will take a right onto North Second Avenue and travel north to Oak Street (Auto Zone). It will travel West on East Oak Street then briefly stop at the intersection of Oak Street and Hwy 411.

6:00 p.m. – The parade will turn onto Hwy 411 and travel south to Thompson Street. The parade will turn east on Thompson Street and then turn north onto Second Avenue. It will travel north on Second Avenue to Hwy 52 E. It will then travel East on Hwy 52 E back to the Murray County Saddle Club.

Etheridge said that this year there will be a few changes during the fireowrks celebration presented by the Murray County government. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 5 at the rec center on Chestnut Street. Activities begin at 3:00 p.m.

Pyrotechnics, the company responsible for the fireworks display, has made changes due to insurance concerns according to Etheridge.

“The company requires that the parking lot, across from the health department, be shut down to spectators due to safety concerns,” Etheridge said. (See diagram below). “The police department will close the parking lot late Friday night and it will remain closed until the completion of the fireworks display on Saturday night. We anticipate an influx of foot traffic for the event and encourage motorists to use extra caution when driving through the area.”