In two days time we will celebrate the 237th birthday of our country. Happy Birthday America! In our little village we have a very traditional, small town, community day that everyone loves to attend. It is just wonderful and one of the nicest days of the year. We start with a 5K Trail Walk/Run, followed by the “Little Patriot Parade” or as my kids call it, the baby parade. The little kids are dressed in their special little red, white and blue outfits and arrive in decorated wagons, buggies or backpacks. I believe there is still a prize for best dressed child and best decorated vehicle. The baby parade is followed by the blood drive and then the main parade which includes vintage cars, a fire truck and politicians. There are lots of older kids on bikes or scooters and lots of walkers. Finally, there are games and festivities with lots of food and ice cream. A wonderful day. Last year and now this year, we moved our fireworks to the Saturday after the fourth. Last year we were still suffering the effects of the Derecho and no one had power! I think it might be a new tradition!
Have a wonderful fourth! Enjoy your family and friends!