Celebrating Independence Day

By Sen. Joe Hune
22nd Senate District

Our nation will turn 236 years old on Wednesday, July 4. In celebration, communities across the state and country will have spectacular displays of fireworks.

Locally, you can catch fireworks in Fowlerville at dusk (about 10:15 p.m.) at the Fowlerville Fairgrounds or Centennial Park; or in Gregory at dusk at the Gregory softball diamond.

Interested in daytime activities to commemorate our nation’s birthday? You’re in luck, as there are countless parades scheduled across the area. Fourth of July parades scheduled for Wednesday, July 4 are as follows:

  • Brighton, 10 a.m.;
  • Cohoctah, 11 a.m.;
  • Gregory, noon; and
  • Fowlerville, 7 p.m.

I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that under Michigan law, it is illegal to set-off fireworks on public property. Violations of this law come with a hefty fine of up to $500.

For the safety of everyone this holiday, please do not ignite fireworks in parks, at schools or churches or any other public place.

Have a safe and fantastic holiday. God bless America!


Sen. Joe Hune is chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. He represents the 22nd state Senate District, which includes Livingston and Shiawassee counties, and the southern part of Ingham County. The Ingham County portion includes Bunkerhill, Leslie, Stockbridge and Vevay townships, and the cities of Leslie and Mason.