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Firefighters to ignite explosive display
Suches fireworks display tonight or this weekend depending on the weather
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A Suches tradition will continue Thursday, July 4, unless rain causes the event to be rescheduled for the weekend, according to its website.

The Suches Fire Department’s annual Independence Day fireworks display will be in the field behind the Woody Gap School. Fireworks will begin at dark, but the festivities start earlier as the Suches community and visitors gather at 7 p.m. for hot dogs, soft drinks and snacks.

A duck race will be in the creek behind the school with the winning duck receiving a prize. Proceeds will support local civic activities.

Patriotic and old-time music also can be heard on the grounds.

The Suches Fire Department Independence Day fireworks has grown from a casual gathering of the department in one member’s backyard with a few bottle rockets to an event recognized as one of the best in the area. It draws large numbers of community residents and visitors from miles away.

The Suches Fire Department invites everyone in the area to join them in their celebration of the country’s independence on July 4 at Woody Gap School in Suches.

The two fire stations in Suches are a part of the countywide fire department which consists of the paid headquarters station in Blairsville and a dozen volunteer stations in five districts throughout the county. Career and volunteer firefighters and first responders are dedicated to the protection of life and property of Union County residents and visitors alike.