The Lake Village Fourth of July festivities were held Saturday, July 6 this year. The move was a result of a scheduling conflict with the fireworks company that puts on the display.

Despite the change, there was a good crowd out on the lakefront early in the afternoon to take advantage of the pre display events, said John Connor, director of the Lake Village Chamber of Commerce.

Dozens were in the lake enjoying the water on the warm, muggy day. Kids gathered in the amphitheater for an ice cream eating contest. Eli Williamson of Lake Village was the winner of that contest.

Early on the boats started arriving for the up front seats for the fireworks. More started arriving as it got closer to time, jockeying for position for the best view. Once it got dark, the lights from the boats looked almost like a small town out on the water.

The band, Slik Nickle from the Crossett area, was set up in the amphitheater and provided a combination of country, rock and other genres for the entertainment of the crowd.

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