||Tupelo celebrates Independence Day
TUPELO, Miss. — The rain isn't stopping some people from celebrating America's 239th birthday.
This Fourth of July may be a little more wet than previous years, but hundreds still gathered at Ballard Park Saturday to celebrate the country's independence.
The stage was playing hit while people walked around enjoying good food and setting up their lawn chairs to watch the fireworks Saturday night.
And what would July 4th be without barbecue?
A cook-off also took place Saturday afternoon where the chefs used their grilling magic.
"I love being with friends and seeing everyone's patriotism," Dallas Mello.
Despite the heavy rain, the show still went on.