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Photo slideshow: Sterling on the Lake lights up for red, white and blue
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Selah Glass, 1, wears a colorful red, white and blue outfit during the Independence Day celebration at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch on Saturday. - photo by David Barnes

Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch got an early start on the Fourth of July celebrations with a festival and fireworks show on Saturday.

The event included a crafts market, activities for kids, food, music and raffle prizes. A sizable crowd turned out for the festivities despite the afternoon thunderstorms in the area.

And that was just the start of things. Get a full list of fireworks shows and other Independence Day celebrations. Then grab Old Glory, put on your Uncle Sam hat and go join the fun.

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