…with the sound of fireworks. One of the best places to catch  breathtakng fireworks show in Floyd County is at the annual 4th of July gathering at the Wilkerson home high on a hilltop above Thunderstruck Lane.

The gathering has become a tradition for many and a large crowd staked out the hillside Friday to hear live music from Bernie Coveney’s band, eat lots of food and wave the American flags that our hosts graciously provided.

Then they cap the evening with a classy fireworks show that would put many municipalities to shame.

And, from that same hilltop, you can see, fireworks shows in Roanoke, Floyd County High School and other areas far and near.

All in all, a fine way to celebrate America’s birthday and also enjoy the company of good friends.