By Ken DeLaat
America’s birthday number 246 is now in the books as Near Northians took advantage of a spate of splendid meteorological magic to engage in some serious reveling across our fair county.
Croton kicked things off on Saturday with their annual parade then followed up in the evening with the party on the pond known as the Freedom Fest. Parades also hit the streets in Fremont and Hesperia and being it’s an election year citizens got a good glimpse at some of the candidates vying for their votes.
And then of course there were the fireworks.
There were ample opportunities to ply your pyrotechnical passion as Croton and Fremont both got rave reviews from those in attendance
N3 World Headquarters and Monarch Maternity Center is located on the shores of Hess Lake and each year the ring of fire serves as the backdrop for a flurry of fireworks ignited for the pleasure of viewers by private parties who seem bent on outdoing each other each year.
And this year was no different. Sunday night proved to once again provide pyrotechnic pleasure to those on land as well as the bevy of boats who took to the lake for their viewing perspective.
A late rainfall knocked out the Hesperia’s Monday fireworks, the culmination of their weekend long Family Fun Fest, but organizers decided to keep the pyro party going by rescheduling their dazzling display for this coming Saturday.
And now with summer hitting full stride our patch of peninsular pleasure will be getting busy as folks from other parts begin arriving to enjoy the surroundings we get to live in year-round.They will be floating down the river, enjoying one of our many lakes, hiking the plethora of pathways and filling our local eateries.
Just what you’d expect from an area that has become a consummate destination site for discriminating travelers.
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