Star spangled spectacular

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Photo by Donna O'Connor | Robertson County News Jaci dressed in her patriot outfit awaiting the start of the fireworks at the Ranch.

Donna O'Connor | Robertson County News
Robertson County residents displayed their patriotism this week by flocking to Fourth of July celebrations countywide.

Franklin ISD started off the Star Spangled week on Wednesday, July 2. The Ranch’s event provided around 900 hotdogs and cold drinks compliments of the Little Dribblers and concluded with a 40 minute, spectacular firework display. There were an estimated 1,800 people in attendance confirming that this event was a great success. The community would like to thank FISD, Scott Squiers, Joe Squiers, the Ranch Crew, The Franklin Volunteer Fire Department, Robertson County EMS, and The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office for their coordinated efforts to provide such a successful and appreciated community event.

The festivities continued on Friday with Wheelock’s parade starting at 10:00 a.m. which, included fire trucks, horses, four wheelers, mules, tractors, antique cars and trucks, Boy Scouts, cheerleaders and plenty of American pride. Kids, little and big, spent the day having fun, chasing candy and waving American flags! Thank you to those who helped get some unfortunate folks unstuck due to the great 2” inch rain the night before.

The star-studded day culminated Friday evening in Bremond with a Family Fun day at Bremond City Park funded by donations. The entertainment included a large waterslide, a combo water slide bounce house and lots of good music, good food and good company. There were many families sitting in truck beds and on lawn chairs to view the fantastic, sparkling fireworks display which was set to the music of Lee Greenwood's “God Bless the USA” as well as other patriotic songs. Thank you to Buddy Coomer and Kathy Kanpik for coordination of this annual event.

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