Another busy fun filled 4th is in the books! Our small town has a huge celebration every 4th of July and this year was no different. It started out on the 2nd – free bouncy houses for the kids to enjoy at the Expo grounds and then a concert later that evening – local talent to start out and then a band. In between there we took the kids uptown to see the fountain. We have this beautiful landmark that the town has been working hard on restoring. I’ll do a post later on this beautiful fountain and get some pictures of it lit up at night.
I don’t usually want to go to the concert and this year was no different but Joe talked me into it and I am so glad he did. The best part of course was playing with Drew and grandson Braxton. And I always enjoy listening to a good friend’s son sing and play his guitar. He sings country and is sooooo good! Then we discovered we knew the keyboard player and his brother, who was the drummer in the main band! Old friends we had lost touch with. The band was excellent – eighties rock – I enjoyed the evening out!
July 3rd brought cool weather and festivities on the town square – bouncy houses, kids water fights, kiddie tractor pull, free entertainment on the bandstand, pie contest to name a few. And of the course the DJ and dance. We sold shave ice in the afternoon and evening like we have done for the past few years.
We got home around 10:30 and had to mix up some more product so it was a late night but that’s a good thing. Up and early on the next day for the annual parade. Then lunch at the Kiwanis tent – hot dogs, chips, watermelon and cookie. Yum! And off to the park – volleyball tournaments, basketball tournaments, horse shoes, Cutie Kiddie Contest and the biggest draw of the whole celebration – the greased pig contest! We always sell ice here too – the kids love a yummy cold shave ice after chasing those pigs!
Drew didn’t catch the pig – but I guess he tried hard. I couldn’t see the action – we were busy selling and there were too many people watching to see around them. He said it was lots of fun!
After a busy day we went to Dad and Mom’s for supper and to relax then back into town for the fireworks. Sigourney puts on such an awesome fireworks display for a small town. It’s all done through donations and the firemen set them off. Joe, Drew and I parked along the side of the rode, set the chairs up in the back of the truck, munched on the candy Drew got at the parade and enjoyed the show! Another fun filled, small town 4th of July celebration has come and gone!