A Homeplace Independence Day

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Watermelon will be served as part of the Independence Day celebration.

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes invites you to enjoy an old-fashioned afternoon of fun on Independence Day -- one of the biggest holidays in the 1850s, from 1-4 p.m. on July 4 at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, 4512 The Trace, Dover, Tennessee, 37058. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and up; $3 for ages 5-12; free for ages 4 and under.

The festivities begin with a group reading of the Declaration of Independence and raising of a 30-star flag. Savor a cool slice of watermelon, take part in historic outdoor competitions and games, make a classic craft and help with patriotic toasts and tributes, all in celebration of America's birthday.

Weather permitting, the event will conclude with a small hot air or "smoke balloon" launch.

Fourth grade students can go to everykidinapark.gov/ to receive a free Every Kid in a Park pass, and get their family in for free. For more information, call the Homeplace at 931-232-6457.

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