Oak Ridge Alliance Church Celebrating the 4th

Submitted – The Oak Ridge Alliance Church is holding a July 4th celebration on Sunday, July 4, 2021 with food, homemade ice cream and a patriotic program culminating with the City of Oak Ridge Fireworks display! Yes! The current COVID safety guidelines make the annual fireworks possible and there is no doubt Ridgers are looking forward to the celebration!

Festivities begin at 7:00 pm at the Church located beside Kroger’s at 109 Raleigh Road. There will be hot dogs, ice cream, drinks and music along with a brief program on our nation’s historic birth now 225 years old!

Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank will speak on America’s Christian Heritage and its basis for our Constitution. Alliance Pastor Dale Crank will emcee the program. Several community service organizations will have booths set up including the DAV, Operation Christmas Child, and the Christian and Missionary Alliance among others who will make resource materials available for the asking. There will also be activities for children as well including Balloon Creations by Louisa.

The Church is located between the Oak Ridge History Museum and Kroger. The church lawn is situated within excellent viewing of the fireworks which is slated to begin at 9:45 pm. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for good seats!

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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