Patriotic Atmosphere Fills Kiwanis 4th Of July Event

Fireworks filled the sky at Saturday’s annual Kiwanis 4th of July extravaganza at Overlook Park. Photo by Rowan T. Lumb/ladailypost.com
 
The entrance to Overlook Park where Saturday’s annual Kiwanis 4th of July extravaganza took place. Photo by Rowan T. Lumb/ladailypost.com
 
 
By ROWAN THOMAS LUMB
Los Alamos Daily Post

Volleyball, football, hotdogs, families, fireworks, beer and fireworks is what the Kiwanis 4th of July Festival offered this Saturday.

White Rock’s Overlook Park played host to the event and was a veritable sea of people and lights come the 9:15 p.m. fireworks display.

Families turned out in abundance. Volleyball players were jokingly exclaiming “America!” with every serve. Bouncy castles and food vendors bordered the main field, and live music was provided by Eddy and the Nomads who played an entertaining set and were whimsically taking crowd requests later into the night.

Red, white and blue leggings, swimming trunks and tees were worn with bravado. People sat together and joked together and had a good time together. Simple as can be. The firework display was impressive enough to elicit “oohs” and “aahs” from the crowd and lasted a lengthy 30 minutes.

The massive American flag draped from an extended fire truck ladder seemed far from out of place. It was a great atmosphere, and one that I’m sure the people responsible for the Kiwanis Festival will be proud of.

Fireworks at Saturday’s annual Kiwanis 4th of July extravaganza at Overlook Park. Photo by Rowan T. Lumb/ladailypost.com

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