For most towns across America, the 4th of July is a time to gather up the family and head down to main street and watch the fire trucks, politicians, bands, and everyone from town who's not watching the parade, march by waving flags and throwing candy. We made the yearly journey to our main street, with our oldest marching with her cheerleading class.
Sharonville is a great little town that's not really so little. You go to the parade and you see the same families you've seen on the sidelines of the soccer fields, the t-ball fields and the side of the pool at swim meets. It's the families you shared cookies and kool-aid with as you picked up your kids from VBS.
It's that family atmosphere that translates into what the 4th of July strives to be. The focus is to be a family friendly celebration of the 4th of July as a community. After the local parade there is a festival, which this year did not include pouring rain, but did include inflatable slides and obstacle courses, a free hot dog lunch, and t-shirts and face painting, and balloon artists, etc.
It was definitely an enjoyable way to celebrate, and spend some quality time with our family, and our Sharonville family.