We played 4 games of Racko with the girl before leaving at 11:30 to go to Wal-Mart to buy them one of the new mini Minion characters. They were excited to get their 1st ones from Despicable Me 3 movie!
|We all enjoy playing Racko!|
|Samantha, the bubble blower!|
|Oh no! A slight problem here!|
Lanie and Bob arrived at the Wal-Mart parking lot at 1:15 to pick-up the girls. We had such a fun time with them and they behaved so well. Ken and I went back home and he was very tired after getting up at 4 AM this morning, so he took a nap while I made myself a salad for lunch.
At 2:30 Dan and Jackie arrived and we drove down to the Lititz Park for the huge, annual 4th of July Celebration. We started our time there playing Pinochle at a table in one of the pavilions. When the Lititz Community Band was ready to play, we moved to the benches in front of the bandstand (it was 3:45) and we stayed in that spot until we headed to the field to watch the fireworks around 9:30.
|The Lititz Community Band is rather large and very talented!|
|A local Dance School did a program and they were excellent.|
They are leaving tomorrow for a competition in Orlando, FL.
This was the 200th anniversary for the Lititz July 4th celebration, so the musical groups were very good and the fireworks to music and some narration about the history of Lititz were positively spectacular. They even included lasers with the gorgeous fireworks. Sorry, the pictures aren't great, but you can get the idea!
|Quite a crowd waiting for the fireworks to start!|
|The very last fireworks also had fireballs that created|
smoke rings! Awesome!
|Getting all 7,000 candles lit is quite a job!|
We were home by 11:15 after a long, but fun day at the park. It was so nice to share it with special friends!