The Pine Belt celebrates Independence Day

This 4th of July, people were out of their houses enjoying the clear weather with their friends and family. Paul B. Johnson, a popular outdoor spot already had dozens of groups lining the shore of the lake as early as 10am. Many people were barbequing as well swimming and wakeboarding on the lake. Several people stated for them the fourth of July was a time celebrate their independence and spend time with their loved ones.

Another popular location this holiday was the Kemper Park Zoo. Groups of children observed the animals as well as beating the heat at the Splash pad. David Martinez, pastor of Inglesia Vida says, "We're here to celebrate our independence, but also we had a base camp with 50-60 registered Hispanic children in the community that came out and teaching them about freedom and also the freedom that we have in Christ."