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Hernando County celebrates Fourth of July with parades, machine gun shoot

Watching a parade, listening to the rat-a-tat-tat of machine guns, or attending a barbecue or festival that wraps up with fireworks. No matter how you wish to celebrate the Fourth of July, there are a handful of events happening — today through Friday:

High Point Community July Fourth Parade. The lineup starts at 8:30 a.m. today at the community bus stop near Cortez Boulevard. The parade begins at 9 a.m. and ends at the community center at 12249 Clubhouse Road. At the adjacent High Point Golf Club, food and beverages will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Music will be provided by John Conroy. For information, call Sylvia at (352) 596-6006.

Fourth of July Machine Gun Shoot, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Those who own machine guns may participate for $20. Several cars, trucks and assorted targets will be destroyed. Spectator admission is $2; youths younger than 15 will be admitted free. For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Sparklebration, an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration hosted by the Pasco County Fair Association, will begin at 4 p.m. today the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City. There will be concessions, eating contests and activities for the kids. Entertainment will include musical guests Kenn "E" Grube as Elvis, Dennis Lee, Nashville recording artist Ashley Shannon and Borderline. Skydivers from Skydive City in Zephyrhills drop in at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30. Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 and younger will be admitted free. Parking is $5. Call (352) 567-6678 or visit sparklebration.com.

• Festivities will continue Friday at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, where there will be a Patriotic Family Fun Day from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be a bike and pet parade, relay races and games, barbecue food, hand-cranked ice cream and activities for all ages. Entry into the park will be free. Call (352) 793-4781 or visit floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.

Hernando County celebrates Fourth of July with parades, machine gun shoot 07/03/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 4:54pm]
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