Havelock set to celebrate the Fourth

Published: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 09:40 PM.

“I love to see the kids out there and see their faces light up,” Brady said. “They can win a prize and they get to take that home with them. It’s nice to see the community come out and just enjoy themselves and forget about their troubles for just a couple of hours at least.”

Brady said that a particular favorite among those attending the Freedom Festival is the pie-eating contest, which is scheduled for 6 p.m.

“Everybody loves that pie in your face,” he said.

A variety of vendors will be on hand providing information and products, and a number of nonprofit organizations will be out selling water and soda as well as all kinds of food such as pizza, nachos, ice cream, chicken wings, hot dogs, funnel cakes, cotton candy and popcorn.

“If you go hungry, I suggest you go see your doctor because there’s something wrong with you,” Brady joked. “There will be plenty of food, from your sugar to your protein.”

There is no admission charge to attend the festival. Alcohol and pets are prohibited. Certified assistance dogs are allowed. Brady said sparklers are permitted but he suggests those with more involved fireworks leave them at home.

Parking will be available around the park, but drivers are urged to use caution as heavy traffic along with plenty of pedestrians are expected in the area.

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