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Fourth of July Celebration returns with a bang

Hazel Ruby McQuain Park will again be the site of Morgantown’s annual July 4 celebration.

The Park will open to the public at 4 p.m. and the Fourth of July Celebration begins at 5 p.m. Festivities will include live musical performances, food truck vendors, face painting and more.

The Motown Strutters, a senior dance troupe, will perform their “Salute to the Military” tap dance routine. The group is affiliated with the Morgantown Dance Studio and comprised of local women from Morgantown and the surrounding areas, ages 50 and up.

“We (The Motown Strutters) feel blessed with a talent that we want to share with others,” said Debbie West, choreographer, and director of The Motown Strutters. “Our military routine evolved from the Strutters deeply rooted sense of patriotism especially having a veteran in the group. The routine honors every branch of the U.S. Armed Services and is widely requested at many of our performances. While it is emotional to perform, it fills us with great pride.”

Other performers include a local artist yet to be determined and The Jukebox Band, a Top 40 cover band from Pittsburgh.

A fireworks show will be held at 10 p.m. to complete the evening’s festivities.

The event is sponsored by the City of Morgantown and Mon Health. Specific performance times, park information, and more can be found on the Ruby Amphitheater website at