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Silver Dollar City to Host Special 4th of July Event

By: News Release
Posted: Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Silver Dollar City presents its first Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 4. This inaugural event will celebrate our country’s Independence with a special opening ceremony, an old-fashioned ice cream social and a big fireworks show finale. The park will extend hours into the evening for this special event, staying open until 10:00 p.m.

The special opening ceremony includes patriotic music performances by Missouri State University’s Brass ‘N Sass 20-member instrumental ensemble, along with a salute to veterans. The flag raising and Pledge of Allegiance will commemorate the United States, and as the National Anthem is played, a bald eagle will fly around the Square.

From dunk tanks to dance lessons to a checkers tournament, there are plenty of activities to celebrate Independence Day. Bald eagle appearances and photo opportunities will occur throughout the day.

Exclusively for July 4th, an old-fashioned ice cream social begins at 7 p.m., featuring root beer floats at Hannah’s Ice Cream Factory, and an ice cream cart on the Square offers soft- frozen taste sensations including some new and unique flavors.

The evening show GAC Nights in Echo Hollow starts at 7:30 p.m. July 4th only, and ends with an extravagant display of fireworks. After the fireworks, a street dance on the Square allows guests to dance into the night as the park’s hours are extended to 10:00 p.m.

How Nice - 07/01/2012 8:18:03 AM
I assume this is free admission, since it is in our Country"s Honor, and no republican politicians will be there. This is a lot to assume I know.
hillbilly - 07/01/2012 5:22:23 PM
bet their fireworks dont get shut down
Phil Carman - 07/02/2012 2:23:03 PM
This year will mark the 59th year of Independence Day fireworks display by the City of Hollister, which Hollister provides free to the public and which is financed only by donations. And now Silver DOLLAR City has decided to directly compete with Hollister's event this year and from now on. I for one am disappointed with Silver DOLLAR City's failure to recognize and to disregard the many civic organizations, businesses, and individuals who provide funding and attendance for the Hollister event, which is to provide an afternoon and evening of celebration for local families and visitors alike. SDC likes to claim that it supports the local community, but when push comes to shove, the DOLLAR comes first.
Phil... - 07/04/2012 12:22:03 AM
You are 100% correct. Glad you came out with this. If someone, show or theatre, etc. does something that appears successful, SDC will time after time steal your idea and promote it for their financial gain. Someday their steam roller will be delayed, and I hope I'm there to see it. David Rust
Murphy - 07/04/2012 8:06:44 AM
Chateau is having their display tonight, too. The nerve of those jerks--having a fireworks display on Independence Day...
Marvalie Nantz - 07/04/2012 10:35:22 AM
Wow, a little hostile here don't you think. I think it is great that Silver Dollar City is giving people another option as to what they want to do on the 4th.
Really - 07/04/2012 12:13:30 PM
There are a lot of communities that are putting on there own fireworks displays. Most of them are smaller than Hollister and are maintained by donations as well, and you don't see people from those communities trying to complain. Morn than likely SDC will still be charging the admission rate to just get into the park. A lot of families will still take there kids out to Rockaway Beach, Hollister, Big Cedar, or even Mincy to watch the shows seeing that they are free as well. I give props to SDC for actually doing something for Independence Day.
to Phil.... - 07/05/2012 7:58:54 AM
As much as we love Hollister, you have to know that you are not the ONLY fireworks display in town on the 4th of July. Please get out of your bitter chair.
Phil... - 07/05/2012 8:40:46 AM
Since when did Hollister have the monopoly on fireworks displays on the Fourth of July? Geez, get over it. I am so tired of people complaining about everything that Johnny Morris from Bass Pro, and Silver Dollar City do. Jelousy is an amazing thing.