All My Sons of Connecticut would like to wish everyone a fun filled safe and happy 4th of July.
The 4th of July is one of the most-anticipated holidays of the summer, with food, parades, and of course, fireworks! It was on this date in 1776, that the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, effectively cutting the colonies’ ties to Great Britain. For years, the 4th of July holiday was observed unofficially; it wasn’t until 1941 that Congress declared it a legal holiday. I know I have been celebrating the 4th of July for as long as I can remember.
Picnics and barbeques bring the family together and with a menu of watermelon, corn on the cob, hamburgers or hot dogs, apple pie and ice cream you have the recipe for success.
I don’t know how you plan to enjoy this great holiday, however I would like to point out the ways I celebrate America’s birthday. Like I said, it’s about spending time with family, having fun, eating great American food, the music, and of course the parades and Fireworks. You know it seems more enjoyable for me because it’s like a huge birthday party that America throws for me. I can say that because July 3rd is my actual birthday. Anyways, there are a lot of great events in the area that all your family and friends can enjoy.
Great American Fireworks Display!
7/3/2008 Stratford, time: 9 pm
Short Beach Park, City of Stratford
MIDDLETOWN FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
Thursday, July 3rd, 2008, 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Municipal Bldg. lawn at deKoven Drive & Court Street
Featuring live music, Food/Refreshments Vendors and Fireworks over the Connecticut River.
6 p.m. The Middletown High School Jazz Band
7 p.m. Eight to the Bar
9 p.m. The Middletown Symphonic Band
Have a blast this July 4th at Quassy. A special “3-D” fireworks presentation after dark over Lake Quassapaug, that will benefit Prevent Blindness Tri-State. Viewing glasses will be sold for $1.00, Parking $7.00 on July 4th. The show will be presented by Naugatuck Savings Bank, Gibraltar Pools, Price Chopper, OptiCare, and Southbury Plaza.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Quassy Amusement Park , Rte. 64., Middlebury, CT