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story.lead_photo.caption Paula Tredway/FULTON SUNFulton’s fireworks show is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2657, the American Legion Kingdom Post 210, 83rd Helpers and Callabyte. The show will be hosted at the Fulton Country Club and will start around 9 p.m. Sunday. The public will be able to view the show from Veterans Parks and different locations throughout town.

This year's annual Fourth of July fireworks display in Fulton will start around 9 p.m. Sunday.

Though the Fulton Country Club will be hosting the show, the public will be able to view the fireworks from Veterans Parks and various locations throughout the town.

With that being said, the fireworks show now has four sponsors: the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2657, the American Legion Kingdom Post 210, 83rd Helpers and Callabyte.

"They came to us early in the year and asked us if we would take it over," 83rd Helpers president Steve Harding said. "They said we could still have it at the Country Club, but they wanted someone else to take over running it."

Country Club members are invited to participate in a golf scramble starting 10 a.m. Sunday The cost is $10 for a four- to five-person team, with all proceeds going to charity. There will be burgers, hot dogs and hamburgers available for purchase.

The VFW will also be hosting a fish fry following the Independence Day Parade at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Donations are appreciated, Harding said, with all proceeds going to the fireworks display.

"We always have a fish fry," Harding said. "That way when the veterans get done with the parade, they can come up and have some fish."

The Independence Day Parade will be prior to the fish fry, starting at 2 p.m. The route will remain the same as in years past. It will start on 12th Street, then travel south on Nichols, a block down 10th Street and then the full length of Court Street ending at Memorial Park.

"Being a veteran," said David Beaver, commander of American Legion Kingdom Post 210, "I think to most veterans the country's birthday means quite a bit to them. It's just a good time to celebrate the country and the freedoms we enjoy, and the freedoms a lot of us take for granted."

The parade will start off by recognizing this year's grand marshal, retired Maj. Gen. Byron S. Bagby, who was born and raised in Fulton. Bagby went on to have a very distinguished career in the United States Army. He served as commandant of the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, and he has two Distinguished Service Medals, four Defense Superior Service Medals and the Bronze Star Medal.

"Not too many communities the size of Fulton can say they have a native that is a retired three-star general," Beaver said.

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