A large crowd gathered at the Town Common for The Greenville Jaycees July 4th celebration that kicked off at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and ended with a big fireworks show. The heat didn't stop people from being patriotic, but it definitely kept them in the shade. Just about everyone was under a tree trying to escape temperatures in the 90s. The snow ball stand selling ice cold treats was popular and children enjoyed lots of activities and competitions as people danced to music provided by the DJ on stage.
There was a little rain Wednesday evening in Greenville, but the fireworks started on time about 9:15 p.m. and mesmerized the crowd for about 15-20 minutes. Some people watched fireworks from their cars to stay cool and comfortable
East Carolina University student Colby Modlin says after all of the tough times people have been going through since Sunday's storms, the holiday means that much more.
"I really feel like we can all come together, I hope we're kind of over the storms. I know Beaufort County got it a little worse than Pitt. Hopefully everybody can come out here together and we can celebrate the independence of our country," said Modlin.