Phillip's hometown celebration starts Friday night

Phillip Phillips performing at the May 10th edition of American Idol.

Leesburg's Phillip Phillips has survived thanks to America's votes, made it to the top three, and is now on the receiving end of a hometown hero celebration. Phillip's celebration starts when he arrives Friday night at the Eagles of America near the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. The address is 3905 Newton Rd, suite 111. The brown building housing Eagles of America sits off just from the airport. It is not the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport and parking is not allowed there. Free parking is allowed at the service entrance in the grass lots. You are encouraged to be there by 10 PM and you are allowed to bring signs! On Saturday, Phillips will make visits to the local Cumulus building for a radio tour on Broad Avenue at 10 AM. This will be followed up by a visit to his dad's pawn shop afterwards.Then, the Lee County Chamber of Commerce continues the homecoming celebration with a parade that will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will run down Hwy. 32 from Starksville Avenue to the Lee County High School.The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Lee County High School Football Stadium. Gates will not open until 2:00 p.m. No coolers or backpacks will be allowed. The event is free and open to the public.