Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Hope everyone had a happy 4th of July!!

Dublin itself doesn't have a "central" 4th celebration (but they have legalized the "safe and sane" fireworks, so people celebrate that way). I instead headed over to the neighboring town, Pleasanton, to take part in their festivities; the annual theme is "Celebrating Freedom and its Evolution since the Revolution".

I was actually taking part in the celebration by playing in the community band onstage, so most of these pictures were taken by my mom--thanks, Mom!

Here, greeter Barbara Lucich hands out programs and American flags to attendees.

Our Master of Ceremonies Ken McDonald.

Our local Lions club was selling lunch--a hot dog, soda, and a bag of chips, all for $1! Thank you, Lions Club!

Our local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) legion presents the colors.

The all-volunteer Pleasanton Community Concert Band provides patriotic music for the afternoon (and I'm up there! :) ).

Our own "Uncle Sam" (AKA Pleasantonian Ward Belding) reads a tribute to Abraham Lincoln (and for the record, he owns that suit and his mother made it for him in high school--and he can still fit into it!).

Recognizing veterans and thanking them for serving!

It was a good 'ol flag-waving celebration!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness - that looks like SO much fun! And your Mom shot some great pictures! I love the tribute to Abe Lincoln - and the fact that Ward is the same size he was in high school! Sheesh - wish I could say the same! It would be worth an Abe Lincoln outfit!

    Lunch for $1! I don't know the last time I had that! Thanks for posting - these were a lot of fun.