Orange County Insight June 2022

Playin ’ in the Park Promises Food, Fun, and Fireworks on Friday, July 1!

By: Orange County Communications Department

Since 2013, Parks & Recreation has hosted Orange County ’ s only public fireworks display in celebration of Independence Day. The event is held annually at Booster Park, this year on Friday, July 1, 2022. Planned attractions include a Touch - A - Truck, live music, and several food trucks. This is truly a community event, and the fireworks are made possible by a long list of local sponsors and supporters (see page 17 for a list). Some of these supporters include the groups participating in the Touch - A - Truck, which was introduced to the event in 2016. An

Touch - A - Truck is always a big attraction at Playin ’ in the Park.

event within the larger event, the Touch - A - Truck is a great opportunity for children to learn more about some of the interesting vehicles they regularly see working around the community. Firetrucks, ambulances, road maintenance trucks, and police cruisers are regular features at this portion of the event. Those attending are able to inspect these vehicles up close, and ask questions about their operation directly to those who use them everyday. Remember, its best to arrive early to enjoy Touch - A - Truck, this attraction is scheduled to close at 8:00 p.m., and sometimes vehicles are required to leave early to perform their important jobs. At the time of this publication, scheduled Touch - A - Truck agencies include: Orange Volunteer Fire Company, Orange County Fire & EMS, and the Virginia Department of Transportation. Organizers want to remind those interested in attending to arrive early. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks will take place at dark (usually around 9:30 p.m., dependent on weather conditions) but parking at Booster Park can become limited long before that time arrives. With that in mind, the public is encouraged to make an evening of it, and bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Grassland Bluegrass Band will provide live entertainment prior to the fireworks. Food vendors are planned to include Buffalo Wild Wings, B - Radd & Honey, R U Freak ’ n Hungry, Barbara ’ s Soul Food, and Kona Ice. Remember, alcohol is not permitted at Booster Park, and pets must be on - leash at all times. There is no admission fee for this event, but freewill donations will be accepted by the Orange County High School Football Team while they provide parking services. Come enjoy this family - friendly event!

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