Happy Birthday America, Wilson Fairchild to present virtual July 4th celebration

Happy Birthday AmericaHappy Birthday America will present a virtual event, taking place on its Facebook page, live on July 4th, featuring an acoustic concert by Wilson Fairchild.

“Our all-volunteer committee was saddened when it became apparent this spring that we would not be able to have our traditional celebration at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton. COVID-19 did not, however, prevent our creative team from brainstorming an alternative event for this 4th of July to provide a patriotic, family-friendly, and fun occasion for our community. We anxiously look forward to returning to our customary location at Gypsy Hill Park in 2021,” said Jeff Ishee, president of Happy Birthday America.

The acoustic concert will feature Wilson Fairchild and be hosted by Scott Jackson. The event will last two hours, and Wilson Fairchild will be taking requests and questions from the audience.

“There is just no way that we could not celebrate all that the 4th of July stands for and what it means to this community. This event has been happening in Staunton since 1970 and it’s still going to happen this year,” said Langdon Reid of Wilson Fairchild.

“We’ve all had to readjust this year in so many ways, and this year’s event will be a little different as we come to everyone online instead of in-person. And we are so looking forward to playing music, interacting, taking requests and celebrating with everyone, everywhere,” said Wil Reid of Wilson Fairchild.

The virtual 4th of July celebration will end with a live stream of fireworks from our nation’s capital.


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