Mount Olive Ministries is once again offering its annual Freedom Celebration at Bradley Square Mall where merchants will be open until 9 p.m. with special promotions.
The 2012 Freedom Celebration, primarily sponsored by Larry Hill Ford, is billed as “Cleveland’s biggest fireworks show yet,” and will be synchronized to patriotic music broadcast by MIX 104.1.
This will be the 26th year Howard Thompson has lighted up the skies above U.S. Highway 64 east of Cleveland. Jim Smith and John Sanders of Crye-Leike Real Estate will join Thompson this year.
Thompson estimated a crowd of about 13,000 in 2011, and expects at least that many again tonight.
Waterville Baptist Church will have a small 15-minute fireworks show south of Cleveland on Dalton Pike.
The Fourth of July celebrations mark 236 years since the American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain.