(WTVM) - Fourteen years ago, we had what we hoped was a good idea at WTVM.
We thought we could provide the community with a unique 4th of July experience and make it free for all.
We decided to call that event "Thunder on the Hooch" and we set off to see what we could do.
With the help of a lot of community sponsors, Thunder became very successful with crowds exceeding 40,000.
Times have changed since we created Thunder on the Hooch and we have made the decision to spend our time and energy on other projects starting this year.
It was a great run and we appreciate everyone who helped sponsor Thunder and all who attended year-after-year.
But don't despair, as there are others who will fill the void.
The National Infantry Museum will provide festivities from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the 4th, with food and activities...and the museum and IMAX Theater will be open for your enjoyment.
Phenix City will provide entertainment in the amphitheater beginning at 7:30 with fireworks at dark.
So, thanks for your support for the past 14 years and we hope we provided you with a memory or two along the way
WTVM Editorial Committee
1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA 31906