Thursday, July 5, 2012
Snellville residents headed to the town green to celebrate America's birthday with lots of food, music and fun. Did our photographer catch you having a fantastic Fourth of July?
Snellville Tourism and Trade presented Star-Spangled Snellville, an Independence Day celebration on the town green. The event featured bungees, inflatables and train rides for kids, a variety of food vendors and live music and activities throughout the day. Star-Spangled Snellville culminated with a fireworks display at dusk.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The city of Snellville will present its annual Fourth of July event, beginning at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services is encouraging caution tomorrow, and throughout the Fourth of July holiday.
Fourth of July is upon us. But, so is the probablity of getting hurt while fireworks fun is being had. Don't want to be that person who shoots themselves in the foot -- literally, burns down five acres of park land, or sets your neighbor's house afire, then here are some tips to follow, courtesy of Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services. No. 1, the fire officials want residents to leave the use of fireworks to professionals. "With the many opportunities to get together and view professional fireworks displays, why take any risks,” said Lt. Colin Rhoden, spokesman for Gwinnett County Fire, in a press release. Officials said risks associated with consumer-type fireworks include injuries to the hands and eyes, especially children under …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Here's a list of the fourth of July celebrations and fireworks displays planned in Gwinnett County. The big event for Snellville is the "Star-Spangled Snellville" event on Wednesday, July 3.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Many exciting, family-oriented Independence Day celebrations are taking place around the Snellvillke area this year, not the least of which is the return of Star-Spangled Snellville. See the list of events below to make your plans for the Fourth of July! Tuesday, July 3, 2012 Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
A Patch photographer gives advice on capturing the sparkle in the sky.
Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Here is a short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare this Fourth of July. Equipment needed: Have a fireworks photo to share? Upload it to our photo gallery on Snellville Patch!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
AAA estimates that more people will hit the road this year than last.
Falling gas prices are expected to bring out more road travelers for the upcoming Indepedence Day holiday period, according to AAA. Thanks to cheaper gas in recent weeks, and a mid-week day for July 4 (Wednesday), the auto club projects that travel will tie 2007 as the highest volume in the past decade. The official holiday period is defined as Tuesday, July 3, through Sunday, July 8. Because the holiday falls on a Wednesday, the travel period is extended one extra day, according to AAA. Georgia is expected to have 1.1 million travelers, including auto, air and other. That's a 4.8 percent increase, with auto travelers spurring the biggest impact. Gas prices of 30 cents less per gallon this year than last are making car travel more …
The annual fourth of July event will actually be held on the fourth of July this year.
Star-Spangled Snellville is just around the corner, and organizers are working to be sure citizens have a safe and fun time on the town green. This year, the festivities will be organized by Snellville Tourism and Trade, though in years past First Baptist Church of Snellville handled. It is being presented and sponsored by a number of groups: Summit Chase Country Club, Eastside Medical Center, the Gwinnett Citizen (sponsor), the city of Snellville (sponsor) and Hamilton Financial (sponsor). Fun begins 3 p.m. on July 4, which is Wednesday. Fireworks will shoot off at dusk. There will be entertainment, a bungee jump and train rides, along with a number of games, such as the watermelon eating contest, a cake walk and a cookie walk. …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
We gathered photos from around the area of fireworks, and on Thursday we will have a special tribute to Snellville in Viewfinder.
We had Patch photographers all over the metro area, and here are some of the photos that we shot. From Gwinnett County and beyond, looks like Atlantans were having a lot of fun.
Monday, July 4, 2011
G-Braves take on Durham Bills at Monday game featuring red. white, and blue thundersticks giveaway, jersey-off-the-back auction and spin the wheel for prizes at team store.
Monday, July 4, 2011
The Gwinnett Braves are celebrating Independence Day with a bang July 4th at Coolray Field with post-game fireworks. The G-Braves play division rivals Durham Bulls. Monday's 7:05 p.m. game also features a Red, White, and Blue Thundersticks Giveaway in addition to fireworks. The G-Braves will also be hosting a Jersey-Off-The-Back Auction. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction for the jerseys worn at the game on July 4. Winning bidders will get to go on to the field following the game and get their jersey signed by their player. Gates will open early for the Independence Day game at 5:30 PM. Group discounts and lawn seats are available to celebrate with friends and family. For tickets, click here or call 678-277-…
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Check out these tips to keep your pet safe and happy during the holiday.
While packing the sandwiches, soda and picnic blanket for an evening out to celebrate Independence Day be sure to make arrangements for the family pet. The Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve are the two holidays each year where the highest number of pets go astray. According to Gwinnett County Animal Shelter, at least 10 pets went missing in Gwinnett on July 4 last year. “The fireworks really just scare these poor animals to death “ said Lt. Mary Lou Respess, manager of the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter. With an increased capacity for hearing, some animals are especially sensitive to loud noises and are frightened by both the sound and the bursts of color of a huge firework display. In order to keep your pet safe on the Fourth of July, …