Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July Celebration

For many years now, we have been celebrating the 4th of July here in town at Veterans Park. It started about 2003 when we wanted to be able to enjoy the 4th here at home since we couldn't and most likely wouldn't go out of town to enjoy festivities and fireworks. When I say "we", I literally mean mom, me, Lala, and some other people from town. A handful of people, as volunteers aren't always handy, but good people who help every year to make sure things go smooth. And it was just a one-day festival at the park with food and game booths, some music, and a fireworks show. No big deal...until it turned into a bigger project to build a memorial wall at the park. That project was great and the first year we had enough money and bricks to do that was 2008. We added more bricks in 2009, but only a few this year. We went two days this year, but I think will stick with one day when it doesn't fall on a Saturday or Sunday.

The first night we set up a raspa stand and made about $20. It was rainy and not so much hot as it was humid. And we were only there a couple hours before we packed up the kids and went home as it got late. But Rosalinda and Bubba made some good money at their stand which will help pay for his trip to DC.

Sunday was much better, weather-wise. We were out at the park for a few hours and the boys thoroughly wore themselves out. They ate lots of junk and had plenty of raspas. After the fireworks, we headed home. It was already 10 pm by then, so it had been a long day. But it was a good one.


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