Fireworks and homemade ice cream define holiday

Who knew that there are approximately 14,000 firework displays across America each year in celebration of our Independence Day?

OK, maybe you knew that, but did you know that Congress actually signed a resolution to approve the use of pyrotechnics for our Independence Day celebrations as early as July 4, 1777? Yep, 237 years ago.

I actually wasn’t thinking about that fact last Saturday when I walked by the driveway beanbag games to our unspoken preferred seating in Kim and Duane Debaun’s front yard on the south quadrant — the perfect place for the past 20-something years to watch the Greenwood Freedom Festival fireworks.

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