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Firefighters to ignite explosive display
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After the Suches tradition was postponed last week because of rain, the Suches Fire Department’s annual Independence Day fireworks display will light up the sky Saturday, July 13, rain or shine.

The fireworks will begin at dark in the field behind the Woody Gap School. The festivities start earlier as the Suches community and visitors gather about 7 p.m. for hot dogs, soft drinks and snacks along with the chance to meet friends, old and new.

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

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

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. The career and volunteer firefighters and first responders throughout this system are dedicated to the protection of life and property of Union County residents and visitors alike.