Celebrate the 4th of July A Few Days Early at Lake Wappapello in Wayne County

(Wappapello) You can celebrate Independence Day a little early during this upcoming extended holiday weekend at Lake Wappapello in Wayne County.

Andrew Jefferson with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the lake says they will start with a fun event on Friday night.

But the big night to celebrate at Lake Wappapello is Saturday night.

Jefferson wants to stress the importance of safety whether you are driving to the lake and if you are camping or swimming at the lake.

He also wants to remind boaters to make sure you are wearing a life jacket.