The Shane Givens Band helped to kick off this year’s 27th Annual Leesburg Day Celebration in its new location at the Leesburg Landing.
This year’s event was held in memory of longtime Leesburg Mayor Ed Mackey who passed away last month, Diane Mackey the wife of Mayor Mackey was presented with flowers on behalf of Mayor Brandy Pierce and the Town of Leesburg in Mayor Mackey’s memory.
Also during the Opening Ceremony, longtime Leesburg resident Betty Pierce was selected as this year’s Mrs. Leesburg.
New to the venue this year was a tethered hot air balloon ride, “fly board” demonstrations by Weiss Lake Water Sports, a visit from characters of the Disney movie Frozen and a tour of a Lifesaver Medical Transport Helicopter.
This year’s Leesburg Day turned out one of the largest crowds in years.