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Bessemer celebrates Fourth with a bang


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BESSEMER - Bessemer marked the Fourth of July with a slew of activities over the past week, including a big weekend of events, ending with its traditional Thunder of the Mountain fireworks display over Massie Field.

The celebrations began with the traditional Poncho's salute at 6 a.m. The salute was followed by a Sunday worship service in Bluff Valley Park at 9 a.m.

Families gathered later in Massie Field for games, which included sack races and a ladies slipper toss. Ladies age 17 and up lined up and one by one kicked off their shoes to see who could...