WTVM's Thunder on the Hooch draws thousands

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  In honor of America's birthday, families all over the area celebrated with food, fun and most importantly, fireworks at the biggest Fourth of July party in the valley: WTVM's Thunder on the Hooch.

For the 12th year in row WTVM and our many sponsors brought a fun-filled day for the Fourth of July.

WTVM Special Projects Coordinator Bethany Culbreth said, "It's a great day. We've been blessed with clouds and the breeze and we couldn't have asked for a better day or a better turn-out."

Vendors came from all over the country, bringing a variety of services and great food including funnel cakes, hot dogs, Country's Barbeque and so much more.

Owner of Hillbilly Bob's Homemade Soda, Barry Muse, traveled from Kentucky to be a part of Thunder on the Hooch. He told News Leader Nine, "The people are so nice and the people from WTVM talked to me and we love coming down here so we thought we'd stay and hang out with the good people of Columbus."

And Culbreth sad, all this fun was brought to residents in the valley for no price at all, "I can say it best by saying family, fun and free. You can't ask for more than that. We want people to come, have a great time, bring your family and enjoy the time with your family. Very few things are free, but this is a completely free event."

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