When I was younger I loved those old '50 and '60's movies where everyone in a small town gathered on the banks of the lake, ate a picnic lunch and laid on their blankets to watch the fireworks in the evening. Those images always come to mind at this time of year.
Our little 'burb celebrates in style! We have a little carnival that comes to town, we have entertainment that performs at the band shelter, there's a great pyrotechnical display, and then there's the beauty contests. My niece entered her precious little children into the beautiful baby contest. They break it up by age group and gender--so each had the potential to win his age group.
Here's their participation prize: a cute little sand bucket with spade and adorable little plush animal
Gabe, the little one, can compete again next year.
Happy Fourth of July!!