Dr. Blaine Jones and Mayor Mark DeWitte have waited as long as they can for someone to step forward and plan the 2023 Rogersville 4 th of July Celebration. “No one hascome forward or volunteered their time to put on an event so Mark and I decided once again,we will work toward putting on another large fireworks show much like we have the lasttwo years” Jones said. “We just can’t seem to let it go by the wayside, so we will do whatwe have been doing with a DJ all day long and a big fireworks show at nightfall” offeredDeWitte. The two have been in talks with Rogersville City Park Director, Matthew Elkins,and Elkins has some plans for involvement again this year after a highly successful kickballtournament last year. The event will once again take place at the Rogersville City Park onTuesday, July 4 th , 2023 with fireworks set to go off approximately 9:30pm.Jones and DeWitte both know there is no way to have a big name entertainer and thehuge all day show they used to do because of the fundraising and planning they would haveto do. Contact has been made with Bob and Garret Smith with Dynamic Effects andFireworks Company and a huge fireworks show can be planned like they did last year.“Hopefully we will continue to get our great community support and get some big financialbacking to put on a fireworks show like we did the last few years” Jones said. “We willlook into having a sound system for the fireworks soundtrack and a DJ again this year”Jones added.Though no formal meetings have been planned at this time, more news will beforthcoming in the next few weeks. “Anyone who would like to be a major sponsor for ahuge fireworks show can contact me so we can get another year rolling” said Jones. Hisphone number is 423-272-3150. “We run the 4 th of July Celebration through our 501c3nonprofit organization Four Square, Inc. so contributions or portions thereof may be whollyor partially tax deductible” according to Treasurer, Mark DeWitte. If you would like to helpout, you can mail your donation to the Rogersville 4 th of July Celebration at P.O. Box 35,Rogersville, TN 37857. “Help us continue a part of the Rogersville tradition with the bigfireworks show on the 4 th of July”.