Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July Neighborhood Celebration Sign


In keeping with my Mini-theme of signs, I thought I'd post a photo of the sign from our neighborhood.

Every 4th of July, our subdivision has a bike parade for the kids.  Kids decorate their bikes, wagons, themselves and march from the community flagpole to the community pool.  This year, our cul-de-sac has decorated a large wagon that one of the dads will pull with his truck.

In the evening, the adults and kids gather by the pool for a potluck dinner,* music and fireworks.  Our cul-de-sac usually has its own cookout and fireworks.  Michael and I plan to  join the cookout tonight, although we are going to head downtown after 8 for the Nashville fireworks celebration.  I should have photos of this nationally celebrated event tomorrow.

*For those who may not know what a potluck dinner is, it is a dinner or supper where each person/family brings food that everyone attending shares.  Popular potluck dishes include lasagna, salads of all kinds, casseroles, etc.


Jim said...

Sounds like a great way to spend the day. We are going to head down to the park later. They have a bicycle parade for the kids there. No pics of that, but I will try to get fireworks photos.

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

Happy 4th of July. Happy Independence Day, Chris! May the spirit of this day as embodied in the preamble of your Constitution lives on and be a beacon to all mankinds who are longing for independence, justice, and equality.

Anonymous said...

A special sign for a special day of events is more than fitting.

I think this is one of the best photographs I have seen today. It is very encouraging and your photography is spot on.

I really admire your selection of what to photograph and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

Lynette said...

Great idea for your 4th of July post, Chris. Y'all have fun at the fireworks!

Portland Oregon Daily Photo

Ming the Merciless said...

What did you bring to the potluck?

Your neighborhood party sounded like a fun activity for everyone.

Rambling Round said...

Sounds like a fun event...Selma had its celebration last night, and Valley Grande's is today and tonight.

Anonymous said...

So those dinners are called potlucks?
You see, we are always learning!