Glen Oak Park hosts pre-4th of July celebration

Published: Jul. 3, 2022 at 6:49 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 3, 2022 at 6:54 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Members of the community gathered at Glen Oak Park Sunday to enjoy a pre-4th-of-July celebration, and get into the zoo at a reduced price.

Families were seen cooking food and playing games such as volleyball and bags.

One community member, Johnny Reynolds, invites more people to come out and prepare to celebrate the fourth...

“We’re having a little family reunion, we got family coming from out of town. we gonna play volleyball and bags, cook some fish and chicken,” community member Johnny Reynolds said. “People are welcome to come - just bring something,” Reynolds said.

The zoo also let visitors enter at only $3 per person, and featured a fireworks show to end the night.

Zoo director Yvonne Strode also mentioned that the fireworks are not a concern for the animals at the zoo, as they are used to loud noises on a daily basis.

Following the event fireworks will be presented at 9:30 P.M.

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