Hamburgers, hotdogs, the aroma of smoldering charcoal, flying kites, boats, lakes, family, friends, time off, and of course, fireworks. If these things don’t make the Fourth of July great, I don’t know what does. Here in Murphy, we have one of the Greatest Fourth of July celebrations of anywhere! Where else can you find a celebration that lets kids chase a greased pig to win a contest?! I hope we have that this year because that’s one of my personal favorites. The kids and adults both love it! There’s even a peanut drop where an airplane flies low and drops thousands of peanuts. Kids scramble to grab as many as they can to win prizes! There are many other events that go on at Konaheeta Park like face painting, jump houses, food, crafts, vendors, and more that you need to check out.
Murphy, North Carolina is a place that brings family and friends together. The mountains are a place of relaxation, rest, and rejuvenation. It doesn’t matter where you are from – here, there, or yon, you are welcome to enjoy all that the mountains have to offer. Fourth of July provides opportunities like no other to get outside (or inside if it’s hot enough!) and enjoy everything from the mountain views, creeks, rivers, and down home celebrations.
Personally, I love to spend it with our family and friends on Hiwassee Lake. There’s nothing better than getting the opportunity to jump in the lake, fish, read, relax, and eat lots of good food. Finished with fireworks downtown, it makes it one of our family’s favorite days of the year.
So on this important day celebrating our Nation’s Independence, make certain you enjoy it and make the most of all there is to do and see. There’s no where better to be in the world in my book – and that’s what makes this home.
Written by John Poltrock for The Cherokee Scout’s Magazine, Country Roads – The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team – www.MyMurphy.com – JohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496