Sunday, July 8, 2012

Small Town - Independence Day

If you celebrated Independence Day in a small town - what a blessing it is. We celebrated Friday night having a great cookout with fellow agriculturalists and a great fireworks display let off by the daring farm "boys" at a local farmer's shop in the middle of a corn field. The girls were introduced to sparklers and patriotic tattoos.

On Saturday we went to the Somerset Parade and it was fantastic.  This parade is a celebration of Independence Day. It also is a showcase of the veterans, local High School Band, local politicians, churches, 4-H clubs, and fellow Americans. At one point during the parade in front of the United Methodist Church where I was baptized a tractor pulling a float noticed they had a flat tire and pulled off to unhook their float.  A couple floats back was a 4-H group that said "hey, just hook on and we'll pull you". How small town American is that?

We then all headed to the park for lunch. After lunch we went to my cousin Jamie's house for some AC, a water slide, and some of us a nap.

Later we went back to the park for the kiddie tractor pull and fireworks.

It was spectacular watching fireworks in a town that has so much history and to celebrate Independence Day with neighbors, friends and family.

Thanks for the great weekend!

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