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Faith Fourth festivities begin Monday

FAITH — Faith 4th of July Week begins Monday, June 27. The Faith Fourth has been a Rowan County tradition since 1946.
Food booths and rides open at 6 p.m. every night, and the live music begins at 7:30 p.m.
On Monday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m., The Entertainers will entertain. It is also Dollar Night, and all rides are $1.
On Tuesday, the musical entertainment is provided by Jim Quick and Coastline; on Wednesday by Mark Roberts and The Breeze Band.
On Thursday Sea Cruz performs, and at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, the Faith Idol competition begins.
On Friday, July 1, at 7:30 p.m. is the Atlantic Groove Band and at 8:30 p.m. Faith Idol competition continues.
On Saturday at 7:30 p.m. the Billy Joel and Elton John Tribute Band performs.
Monday-Saturday nights at 8 p.m. there will be wrestling.
On Sunday, July 3, food booths open at 4 p.m. Also at 4, Faith Baptist Church’s Shrine Band will perform, followed at 5 p.m. by a patriotic program, also presented by Faith Baptist Church.
At 6 p.m. the rides open, and at 7 p.m. there will be gospel music with One Road Home, followed at 8:30 p.m. with gospel music by The Chapeleers.
On Monday, the Fourth of July, Grand Marshal Ralph Ketner leads the 10 a.m. parade.
Afterward, there is a flag raising and national anthem, the crowning of Miss Rowan County Veteran, and music by the Salisbury Swing Band.
That evening at 7 p.m. are the Faith Idol finals. Also beginning at 7 p.m. are races, games, a watermelon-eating contest and egg toss.
At 8 p.m. is live music by The Catalinas; at 9 p.m. is wrestling; at 10 p.m. a salute to volunteers.
The week culminates at 10:30 p.m. with fireworks.

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