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Snowflex hosts July 4 celebration

Temperatures may have been in the 90s in Central Virginia for the Fourth of July, but that didn’t stop families from hitting the ski slopes of Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre.

Sunday’s “Celebration on the Mountain” featured free slip and sliding, water games, bounce houses, food, two movies and discounted skiing and snowboarding at Snowflex. Drew Sherwood, general manager for Snowflex, said that more than 5,000 people visited Snowflex throughout the day.

“It was amazing to see this many people at the facility and to be able to maintain safety and customer service,” Sherwood said. “I was extremely impressed with my staff and their hard work. We were excited to be able to be a part of something so big and special to the local community.”

The July 4 celebration was held at Snowflex this year because  Thomas Road Baptist Church’s annual “Celebrate America” event — which usually features carnival attractions, food, live music and a fireworks show — was not held due to ongoing construction at Williams Stadium.