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Rain threatens July 4 activities
Flag-girl
Amelia Partin, 2, waves a flag on Court Square in anticipation of downtown Fourth of July activities. She is the daughter of John and Becky Partin.
Eyes will be looking to the sky for more than fireworks this Fourth of July weekend.With thunderstorms in the forecast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, organizers will be looking to see if rain can hold off long enough to squeeze in events around the county.McMinnville Mayor Jimmy Haley says the Dr Pepper fireworks show will be held at the Civic Center on Friday night beginning at 9 p.m., rain or shine. As for the Main Street Live concert scheduled before the fireworks show and downtown events Saturday morning, Haley said the city is taking a wait-and-see approach."Right now the plan is to go ahead with everything as scheduled," said Haley. "It looks like there might be an opening Saturday morning, but you can never tell.