March in the 4th
Hometown parades and festivals are a easy and adventurous way start to the day. It’s an opportunity to relax and celebrate our freedom with family, friends and neighbors. Watching the floats and gathering treats thrown from the them is always a favorite with the kids. Here are some celebrations in our area: St. Louis, Hazelwood, O’Fallon, Ellisville, Kirkwood, Alton IL, Alhambra, Webster Groves, Columbia MO, Ferguson
The Great American Cookout
Picnics and barbecues are a great way to bring people together. With a menu of hamburgers or hot dogs, watermelon, corn on the cob, apple pie and ice cream you have the recipe for success. Make sure you can enjoy the party too. Keep the menu simple and ask the guests to prepare side dishes to lessen the load and add variety to the table. Don’t forget to decorate with Independence Day colors!
Sun and Fun
Whether your boating, swimming, fishing, camping or just enjoying the great outdoors – a day spent with family and friends can be a great way to lull away the hours. Pack a picnic or start up the grill and get out there! Just don’t forget to pack your sunblock and bug spray along with the barbecue sauce.
Red, White and Boom
In most cities and towns, fireworks are a grand finale to the day. After a day spent pool side, walking together to a nearby park to watch the fireworks, recognizing our nation’s independence is a great way to end the day. Add up the fun and count the fireworks to see how many are lighting up your night sky.
A Day Away
Taking a mini-vacation over the holiday is appealing to many. Spend time swimming, playing and enjoying summer foods. It’s a time to get away and celebrate even if it’s just a day or two. Visit family or friends in another town, go camping at a local campground, or just take a short road-trip to see something new will help create some exciting adventures for your group. Just don’t forget your camera!
Remember the Reason we Celebrate
Read the Declaration of Independence and try to put yourself in Thomas Jefferson’s shoes as he wrote it. Thank a troop, they are the ones keeping us free. Sing some patriotic songs and get in mood for Freedom!
Have a safe and fun holiday!
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