Russellville Celebrates America

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RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Russellville’s Fourth of July Jam on Sloss Lake started early Friday morning. Resident, young and old, continued the fun all day.

‘It`s pretty cool and I think that people should come out here a lot,’ said resident Hayden Liming.

The celebration has something for everyone. Cars, music and fireworks that happen on Sloss Lake.

Annette Sneed and her husband use to go to Florence to celebrate the holiday, but that changed when the event started six years ago.

‘We love this event. We come every year,” said Sneed.

The city expected over 20 thousand people for the celebration.

Councilman Gary Cummings says the event has become popular because it`s convenient for residents.

‘The biggest reason we have done it, is because to go to other cities it was such a hassle getting in and out. We have the perfect spot here. A great lake. We got the area to do it and the means to do it. So we just thought we would try it and from the first year it has gotten bigger and bigger,’ said Cummings.

And it’s unlikely the event will get any smaller. City leaders say this is the most people have ever had attend. And it may be because it`s an answer to a common problem.