The Powder Springs Independence Day celebration is going virtual this year, in order to observe social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, and is seeking photos of veterans and active duty military personnel for a video that will be featured in the celebration.
According to a press release announcing the event, “The city is seeking submission of these photos by email to its communications consultant, Jon Gargis, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos for use in the videos should be submitted along with these details: Name, rank, branch of service, if active and location of deployment, and if the service member is a Powder Springs resident or family member of a resident.”
The city had cancelled its annual “SpringsFest on the 4th” celebration out of caution over COVID-19, and decided to take the festivities virtual.
The day of celebration will also include a parade made up of Powder Springs Police and other city departments, employees and elected officials. The parade will start at 10 a.m.
The parade will then drive through a number of neighborhoods throughout the city, and end at 11:30 a.m.
Highlights of the parade will be included in the final video clip of the day to be posted around 6 p.m.
The first video of the day will be posted at 8 a.m. with subsequent videos and noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The videos will include messages from Mayor Al Thurman and members of the city council.
Information on this and other city events will be updated at cityofpowdersprings.org.