SUMRALL, MS (WDAM) - The Fourth of July party in Sumrall started early Monday at Lions Park.
The annual Independence Day celebration is hosted by The Sumrall Lions Club.
The party kicked off with an early morning parade, then an auction, with the proceeds benefiting the Lions Club as well as pine belt sight and hearing foundations.
There were plenty of water rides for kids to keep cool and tons of vendors selling arts and crafts and food.
A number of local politicians joined in the festivities, by setting up booths to gain support from locals.
State Representative Harvey Fillingane was among them and said as a veteran this celebration in honor of our independence means a lot. "If you look back to 1776 when the declaration was signed, those gentleman put their lives on the line and people are dong that today too. So, if you see a veteran or somebody in uniform give them a pat on the back, shake their hand. It might lighten that load just a little bit, since they are caring for us everyday."
The celebrations will continue through 9:30 p.m. with a fireworks show to top off the holiday.