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Hometown Celebration will be an evening of fun, food and fireworks from 6 to 9 p.m. July 7 in Metropolis.

Harrah’s Metropolis is once again hosting the Hometown Celebration. The event will feature music, a Kid’s Zone along food and drinks available to purchase. The Kid’s Zone will feature obstacle courses, bounce houses and more. Live music will be provided by Throwing Copper.

The event will be located in the Harrah’s Metropolis Casino parking lot between Ferry St. and Metropolis St. with gate opening at 6 p.m. Cash is required for all purchases.

A large display of fireworks will be lighting up the sky at approximately 9:15 p.m. provided by Melrose Pyrotechnics. The fireworks display has been generously sponsored by Harrah’s Metropolis, Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Metropolis.

A $5 entry fee is required for anyone 2 years and older, which will benefit the Harrah’s Metropolis School Supply Giveaway to begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 at the Metropolis Community Center.

“This event continues to grow and become more popular,” said Chad Lewis, Advertising and Public Relations Supervisor and Celebration Coordinator, in a news release about the event. “The Hometown Celebration allows for locals and visitors alike to take part in our hometown pride while opening a window of opportunity to give back to some local kids heading back to school this year.”

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