Live Oak —
Great things continue to happen in Live Oak such as downtown redevelopment and the addition of festivals such as the recently announced Live Oak Freedom Festival (see page 1). It is exciting to see a city bounce back so quickly following a terrible storm in 2012, but as these developments unfold we should not forget our neighbors to the south in Branford. The charming small town also holds an annual Fourth of July event named the Branford River Reunion.
Thousands flock to South County each July 4, to participate in the event. Folks can peruse vendors, watch a rubber duck race in the famed Suwannee River and enjoy a fun-filled bedrock derby. There are raffles, food, games, fellowship and of course a spectacular fireworks display to conclude the celebration of America’s birth.
Now, we know you can’t be at both events at the same time. If you can, well, we would like to feature you in this newspaper. You can enjoy some of both, however. Branford usually has events scheduled throughout the day at Ivey Memorial Park. Live Oak’s event begins at 6 p.m.