One of the many reasons why we love our town is 4th of July.
The day begins with loud aerial bombs at 6:45 am signaling the flag salute and the beginning of the traditional 4th of July festivities.
We arrive at the ballpark in the center of town at 8 am for some old fashioned challenges such as sack races, crab races, 50 yard dash, football throw, and the horseshoe tournament/beer blast. At the Grandstands there is a concession stand with food priced circa 1950's.
When is the last time you had a .50 hotdog?
Around mid day most folks head to our town lake or various pools to cool off. Many of us come back for the traditional all star baseball game. Then off to BBQ"s and picnics.
Around 7pm we ( and a few thousand others) head over to the town lake to set up chairs and blankets for the fireworks display ( rivals Macy's!) While we wait, drinking beers and soda we visit with neighbors and listen to an old time brass band.
At dusk the fireworks begin and I am always reminded how lucky I am to live in this little town, how fortunate we are that we can have an amazing time without once having to head out to the highway and battle traffic. I am also reminded that we are fortunate to live in the USA and how blessed we are to be protected and secured.
God Bless America, YOU, and all your loved ones on this most American of holidays!