No band but fireworks still on Thursday night at Lake Tobesofkee

bpurser@macon.comJuly 4, 2013 

The band has been canceled but July 4th fireworks are still on at Lake Tobesofkee, the recreation director said Thursday afternoon.

Doug Furney, recreation director for the Tobesofkee Recreation Area, said he remains expectant that the weather will clear up in time for the 9:30 p.m. fireworks at Sandy Beach. However, the New Skrews Band has been canceled for safety reasons because electronic equipment and rain don’t mix, he said.

Despite heavy rain showers on and off Thursday, folks are still out at the Claystone, Arrowhead and Sandy Beach recreational areas, Furney said. But there are fewer folks than the typical holiday draw because of the weather, he said.

Meanwhile, Wednesday’s Independence Day Celebration at McConnell-Talbert Stadium in Warner Robins was moved to Sunday after heavy rain. The sound equipment got wet creating a safety issue for entertainers.

Southern-rock band Stillwater and actress and singer Bobbie Eakes are still expected to perform Sunday. But the U.S. Air Force Reserve Band’s rock ensemble, Reserve Generation, won’t because three of its members were previously scheduled for reassignment. Two of its members may sit in with Stillwater, though.

The event was expected to be the final farewell to the Reserve Band. However, the band is still expected to be honored at the celebration.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Fireworks are expected at 10 p.m.

Telegraph archives were used in this article. To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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