A successful first Fourth of July celebration

By Shelley Thomas

Out in the heat there were families parading with kids in wagons and strollers decorated to the hilt. There were a few adults on bikes and in costume passing out candy and winning the affection of every child. Seventy-five people gathered at Peabody school for the first CY Fourth of July celebration last month. After a parade around the block, everyone returned to the intersection of Young and Tanglewood where Memphis Firefighters were passing out T-shirts and books to eager little ones. A blast of water from two fire trucks resembling Niagara Falls served as the grand finale. Even the parents got a little wet, but they didn’t seem to mind in the sun’s sweltering rays. Some stuck around to hear the band while children enjoyed popsicles and playing in the play area.

Fourth of July plans are already being discussed for next year with the hopes that this will become an annual event. If you attended this inaugural celebration, thanks for coming and everyone mark your calendars now to join us next year on July 4th.

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