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Marion KC celebration provides fun for all

  • The Marion Knights of Columbus fireworks show didn't disappoint the hundreds that showed up around Marion to view the show.

    The Marion Knights of Columbus fireworks show didn't disappoint the hundreds that showed up around Marion to view the show.
    Tony Kendrick photo

  • Traditional "fair food" was a treat for many that attended the Marion Knights of Columbus Independence Day celebration.

    Traditional "fair food" was a treat for many that attended the Marion Knights of Columbus Independence Day celebration.
    Tony Kendrick photo

  • Pope County yodeling sensation Mason Ramsey enjoyed a game of hoops on the grounds of the Marion Knights of Columbus before the start of the fireworks show.

    Pope County yodeling sensation Mason Ramsey enjoyed a game of hoops on the grounds of the Marion Knights of Columbus before the start of the fireworks show.
    Holly Kee photo

  • Justin Eaton of Murphy 500 provided entertainment before and after the fireworks in Marion on Saturday evening.

    Justin Eaton of Murphy 500 provided entertainment before and after the fireworks in Marion on Saturday evening.
    Tony Kendrick photo

 
MARION REPUBLICAN STAFF REPORT
Posted on 7/6/2020, 9:58 PM

MARION -- For the past 33 years, the Marion Knights of Columbus have given Marion a Fourth of July celebration that draws visitors from across southern Illinois and even with the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing measures, 2020 did not disappoint.

Around 2,000 people filled parking lots around the Marion KC grounds, some milling the grounds where food vendors offered a variety of culinary delights.

Although there was no carnival, there were games, free inflatables for the kids, and entertainment on both nights.