With celebrations mixed, the Fourth of July is up to you

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With all of the traditional Fourth of July celebrations cancelled due to restrictions relating to the coronavirus pandemic, you’re on your own this year to celebrate the 244th birthday of America’s independence.

The popular Stanislaus County Fourth of July Parade in downtown Modesto has been cancelled by the Modesto Kiwanis Club because of state and county COVID-19 restrictions. Also, Turlock has called off its annual Fourth of July Car Show and Parade due to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ban on large gatherings was announced via a Facebook post.

Since aerial firework shows have also been cancelled, many will be having shows of their own at home with safe and sane fireworks. While booths have popped up around town where community members can purchase their own, Ceres Fire Chief Kevin Wise reminded citizens to be safe on Independence weekend, which he anticipates to be a busy Saturday night for his team.

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