The Village Green is proud to present this year’s celebration of America with a “Fireworks Extravaganza On the Green.” The event will begin at 5:30 P.M. Friday, July 5 at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road. The Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association is partnering with The Village Green to create a spectacular evening for residents and visitors to the Cashiers area during Independence Day Weekend.
The festivities include live music by The Extraordinaires, a rhythm and blues band that will be sure to have folks out of their chairs dancing. Food and drink will be available for purchase or those who want can pack a picnic dinner. People should plan to bring lawn chairs for general seating. Admission is free, however a limited number of VIP packages are available that include valet parking, reserved seating and drink tickets for the event. VIP packages can be purchased by calling the GCAMA office at (828) 743-8428.
The highlight of the night will be the colossal fireworks display with music that accompanies the show. “More than five hundred brilliant pyrotechnics will burst red, white and blue across the Cashiers Valley night sky,” noted Ann Self, Executive Director of The Village Green. She also observed, “What could be better than watching fireworks with family and friends at The Village Green?”
Many small towns and communities have cut or drastically reduced fireworks displays in recent years because of financial constraints. The Village Green stepped up to ensure this would not be the case in Cashiers. “The Village Green is delighted to preserve another treasured tradition for our community, and we hope that this will be the best part of the holiday weekend for people here in the area,” remarked Jochen Lucke, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of The Village Green. The mission of The Village Green is to enhance the quality of life for those who live and vacation in the greater Cashiers area.
The fireworks are provided through the Jackson County Board of Commissioners and the Parks and Recreation Department. The Village Green is a 12.5-acre park for public enjoyment that relies on private funding for operation. The Village Green was the host venue for more than eighty concerts, parties and functions last year. “We are looking forward to an even greater number of gatherings this season,” said Self. “Events like the fireworks extravaganza would not be possible without the generous support of our donors,” Self pointed out. For more information about The Village Green, visit www.villagegreencashiersnc.com.
Contributed by Ann Self