Elkin Jaycees hold Freedom Fest on July 2

By Troy Brooks - tbrooks@civitasmedia.com

The community is invited to celebrate the 4th of July with a bang this coming Saturday at the Elkin Freedom Fest in the Elkin Municipal Park. The free event starts at 5 p.m. and will treat locals to an evening of music, food and fireworks to celebrate the founding of the nation.

Guests will have a chance to purchase dinner through a wide range of delicious foods, including hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, french fries, pizza, sausages, funnel cakes, BBQ sandwiches, cotton candy, candy apples and more. Children can have fun on the inflatable slides, bounce houses and obstacle courses with $5 bracelets available to purchase to give children unlimited bounce time through the entire event.

Big Daddy Mojo also is returning to provide live music. At nightfall, the event will close off with a thrilling fireworks display.

“Freedom Fest gives local families and members of our community another way to celebrate the 4th of July,” said Lauren Meek, president of the hosting Elkin Jaycees Club. “They can celebrate Independence Day with their friends and family all weekend long. It’s also a great excuse to spend some time outside, listen to some great local musicians, and eating delicious food made by our local food vendors.”

The Elkin Chapter of the Jaycees has worked on this event for several years and has worked up a detailed plan for ensuring the event’s success.

“My favorite part of Freedom Fest is just seeing how many people come out for the event,” said Meek. “We start planning this event almost a full year in advance and it is very rewarding to see so many people from Elkin and all over coming out to have a good time. Our members are very excited — many of them have jobs, families, and other community commitments so their efforts to help organize Freedom Fest are greatly appreciated.”

The Freedom Fest has several sponsors this year, including the Town of Elkin, AllStar Rentals, G&B Energy, Slightly Askew Winery, Yadkin Bank, Rhythm on Main Dance & Gymnastics, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Dr. Jim Harrell Jr. & Associates, Secure South, and Elk Pharmacy.

The Jaycees are always looking for more volunteers and potential members to join the Elkin Jaycees. If anyone is interested in volunteering this weekend or becoming a member of the Jaycees, email at elkinjaycees@gmail.com.

Troy Brooks may be reached at 336-258-4058.

By Troy Brooks


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