July 5 fete will feature country music

A country music concert and a traditional fireworks show are planned for this year’s celebration of America’s birthday in Fort Dodge.

The free festivities will begin at 7 p.m. July 5 at Fort Frenzy, 3232 First Ave. S., according to an announcement from the Fort Dodge Fireworks Task Force.

Jason Brown, a singer from Des Moines, will be the featured performer. He’s scheduled to sing from 7 to 9 p.m. The fireworks will be launched at dusk.

The task force, which includes representatives of Fort Frenzy and the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, has received $13,000 worth of sponsorships already.

“We’re trying to get donations to make this a bigger and better event,” said Maria Kicklighter, the communications specialist for the Growth Alliance.

She said the task force is seeking donations. She added that making a $100 contribution will enable the donor to get their name printed on event T-shirts.