A Splendid Independence Day

Lining Up

Tanglewood did not let searing heat and thunderstorms stop us from celebrating the birth of our nation.  Golf carts started lining up an hour early for the parade.  You couldn’t turn around without tripping over red, white, and blue bunting, ribbons, mylar balloons, and decorated dogs.  When the first cart rolled down the (wrong) hill promptly at 9:00 AM there were 29 more carts following him.

Take a couple hours off and return for the biggest Pot Luck this park has seen in years.  Thanks to the Diversions Committee for organizing it and the Decorating Committee for the flowers and bunting.  Special thanks to Tammy, Billie, and Hometown America for providing fried chicken for everyone.  We estimate there were 150+ people there, and the tables were all called within 15 minutes!

And those tables were filled with potato salad, macaroni salad, deviled eggs, melon, baked beans, and various casseroles, hot vegetables, – you name it, it was there.  There were also 3 tables full of desserts, mostly homemade.   I hope you saw the flag cake and the bundt cake surrounded by strawberries, the pies, jello desserts, and cupcakes before the hordes descended upon them and denuded the tables.

Entertainment was provided by Merry Mary on the piano, the phantom flyover, and fireworks afterward.  Of course there was a 50/50.  First prize ($90) went to Al and Nancy Foley, second prize ($87) was won by Barb Stuber.  The Guess the Number of Jelly Beans contest was won by Wayne DeSalvo, and Susan Johnson came in second.  Congratulations to all winners, and a big Thank You to all participants.

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