God & Country Day in Marion County
It was God and Country day in Ocala this Fourth of July as thousands came out to see what some say is the biggest fireworks show in north central Florida.
The God and Country celebration started at 1 p.m. Monday at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Center. There were games, plenty of food, ponies and a live band. The event is put on by the non-profit, Ocala Jaycees who have organized this celebration for 42 years.
"We start in January," Richard Guynn, the former Jaycee President told TV20. "We have a lot of permitting we have to do and a lot of coordination with many vendors, so it takes quite a lot of people."
The event costs about $50 thousand dollars to produce, without the cost of fireworks. More than 20 thousand people were expected to visit the event Monday.
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